Definition of belief in English:

belief

Line breaks: be¦lief
Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːf
 
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noun

  • 2 (belief in) Trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something): a belief in democratic politics
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    • In times of stress or pain many of us derive comfort from a strong and deep-rooted belief in our faith.
    • What the team is short of most of all is self confidence and belief in their own ability.
    • My strength is my confidence and belief in my ability, and the manner in which I back myself.
    Synonyms
    faith, trust, reliance, confidence, credence, freedom from doubt; optimism, hopefulness, hope

Phrases

be of the belief that

Hold the opinion that; think: I am firmly of the belief that we need to improve our product
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  • In the meantime, we're just firmly of the belief that if someone commits a crime in this country, they should be punished by our laws.
  • Having suffered a few nasty experiences on hockey fields, such as being obliged to play at all, she was firmly of the belief that sport ought to be actively discouraged.
  • I am firmly of the belief that this is the BEST ISSUE EVER and it's only the third one.

beyond belief

Astonishingly great, good, or bad; incredible: riches beyond belief
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  • His sudden death has shocked us beyond belief.
  • One I fell in love with, the other excites me beyond belief, makes me think about my life, and even talk about it.
  • It is almost beyond belief, but it appears that exactly the same thing is happening again.

in the belief that

Thinking or believing that: he took the property in the belief that he had consent
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  • Total strangers were hugging and kissing each other, united in the belief that 2004 was their year for glory.
  • The authorities are fully prepared to play the waiting came in the belief that sooner or later they will get their man.
  • This norm is rooted in the belief that there are no privileged sources of scientific knowledge.

to the best of my belief

In my genuine opinion; as far as I know: to the best of my belief Francis never made a will
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  • In the present instance I am forced to admit that the facts are, to the best of my belief, unique.
  • In the present instance I am forced to admit that the facts are, to the best of my belief, unique.
  • And this I say of my own experience, and also from report of those who, to the best of my belief, speak truly.

Origin

Middle English: alteration of Old English gelēafa; compare with believe.

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