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noun as in belief, opinion

noun as in guilty sentence; assurance

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Founders described needing conviction in their decisions and preserving carved out time for their own information processing.

In such a counterfactual scenario, we would have moral grounds for cruelty, which runs counter to our deepest moral convictions.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice have already levied cases against possible fraudsters, and as of a June 9 report, nearly 100 cases had been initiated since the program’s rollout, some already leading to convictions.

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I spent a couple of hours yesterday in off-the-record conversations with members of Fortune’s CEO Initiative, which reinforced my conviction that critics from both sides miss the mark.

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This conviction usually lasts about 24 hours until, after another night of horrible sleep, the idea of running eight miles before breakfast is about as appealing as lighting myself on fire.

They are to face oppression with humble persistence and absolute conviction.

In January, an appeal hearing will determine whether he qualifies for post-conviction relief.

Still, his conviction will restart a House Ethics Committee investigation into his actions.

Vasquez, who has borderline ID, was exonerated in 1989, four years after his conviction.

He acknowledged the theories but his voice lacked conviction.

Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.

The only thing that at all tended to shake this conviction, was the extraordinary poltroonery of our new captive.

It was their firm conviction that the system under which we live was, in its broad outline, a system of even justice.

To-day he seemed to speak the words with a conviction that was not usual, with some curious under-meaning.

Natives join them from various motives, for it would be venturesome to assert that they are all moved by religious conviction.

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On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conviction, such as: confidence, faith, feeling, principle, sentiment, and view.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.