a shadow of (a) doubt

Definition of a shadow of (a) doubt

  1. :  any doubt at all We need to convince him beyond a shadow of (a) doubt that that the plan is sound. There is not a shadow of (a) doubt that he is lying.

Word by Word Definitions

shadowplay
  1. :  partial darkness or obscurity within a part of space from which rays from a source of light are cut off by an interposed opaque body

    :  a reflected image

    :  shelter from danger or observation

  1. :  shelter, protect

    :  to cast a shadow upon :  cloud

    :  to shelter from the sun

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling a shadow cabinet

    :  having an indistinct pattern

    :  having darker sections of design

doubtplay
  1. :  fear

    :  suspect

    :  to call into question the truth of :  to be uncertain or in doubt about

  1. :  uncertainty of belief or opinion that often interferes with decision-making

    :  a deliberate suspension of judgment

    :  a state of affairs giving rise to uncertainty, hesitation, or suspense


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