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  • v. Present participle of doubt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That is uncertain; that distrusts or hesitates; having doubts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by or given to doubt


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  • He’s the very definition of faithless—and the origin of the term doubting Thomas.

    Change of Heart

  • All of his friends knew what he was going to do, and none of them was the least bit surprised, for Liam was known as the doubting Thomas of the group and also the most curious.


  • We felt justified in doubting it, and looked forward, with cruel curiosity I admit, to the moment when this renowned and universally admired beauty would be called on to throw aside her veil axed reveal the highly praised features which had been so openly scorned for the sake of one whose chief claims to regard lay in her great wealth.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Occasionally in the midst of his work he would stand motionless for five minutes, the two-handled knife poised in his grasp, his eyes fixed upon the ground, his shaggy brows heavily knitted, his expression doubting, anxious.

    Down the Ravine

  • If he lay but a finger upon their earthly comforts, or hide their path for a few moments behind a sharp turning, they begin doubting and wailing, as if He were some God whose kindness they did not know, whose power they dared not trust; and the poor prayers by which they think they evince their faith, are little better than impa -

    Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert, Formerly Ann Taylor

  • If we doubt at all we should have some good reason for doubting, that is, for believing that the thing we are about to do is or is not forbidden.

    Baltimore Catechism No. 4 (of 4) An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine

  • Hunter; and the idea of doubting the truth of what Mrs. Beaumont had asserted could not enter his confiding mind,

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05

  • Another miserable person turned up 700 years later called doubting Thomas.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • Note that this isn't some kind of extreme skeptism, such as doubting reality.

    Bradley Monton's Paper criticizing Dover Decision

  • As long as she's in, she'll continue the race baiting, the "doubting" of Obama's capacity to win or govern, all of it because it's the only way she can make news.

    Dianne Feinstein: I'm Sticking By Hillary


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