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A doubter disappeared one day from the cloister, and no one ever knew what became of him.

It ought to be published together with a prcis of the doubter's answers, which were verbal.

But I'm a doubter, and a mocker, and a failure, and Phillida knows it.

A tube and a hole in the floor, may be; its well done, though, said the doubter.

Again, the Church is justified in cautioning the doubter not to be proud of his doubt as a doubt.

But when the doubter is sure of this, then let him no longer silence his highest thoughts.

No sceptic, no doubter, could have gone forth as I did into that unknown of gloom and fear.

The psalmist reveals the ideal experience for every doubter.

In the face of the doubter Lechworthy felt that he himself must show no doubt.

There comes in doubt: Why do men hate and despise the doubter?

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to dread, fear," from Old French doter "doubt, be doubtful; be afraid," from Latin dubitare "to doubt, question, hesitate, waver in opinion" (related to dubius "uncertain;" see dubious), originally "to have to choose between two things."

The sense of "fear" developed in Old French and was passed on to English. Meaning "to be uncertain" is attested in English from c.1300. The -b- was restored 14c. by scribes in imitation of Latin. Replaced Old English tweogan (noun twynung), from tweon "two," on notion of "of two minds" or the choice of two implied in Latin dubitare (cf. German Zweifel "doubt," from zwei "two").

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