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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDOUBTING

Mr. Van Wyk took him up in a perfectly cool and undoubting tone.

Such was the undoubting conviction of Jefferson to his dying day.

The old sailors found in us attentive and undoubting listeners.

Write to her at first in the undoubting tone of a lover who has every claim upon her.

The cardinal experience is an undoubting immediate sense of God.

He sprang to his feet, and caught her in his undoubting arms.

Is there no more of that undoubting faith in the world that there used to be?

I know how sincere you are, and how—I wish I had your undoubting spirit!

It must be unquestioning, undoubting; a conviction that amounted to certainty.

This cardinal experience is an undoubting, immediate sense of God.

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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