a shadow of (a) doubt

noun phrase

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

Examples of a shadow of (a) doubt in a Sentence

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“A shadow of (a) doubt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20shadow%20of%20%28a%29%20doubt. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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