an article of faith

noun phrase

: something that is believed without being questioned or doubted
For many it is an article of faith that the economy will begin to improve soon.

Examples of an article of faith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the book had additional resonance during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, for whom the devastation of the Brazilian ecosystem, far from being a tragedy, was something like an article of faith. Benjamin Moser, The New York Review of Books, 2 Nov. 2023 From that moment forward, reinstating Title II became a rallying cry, if not an article of faith, for some advocacy groups and policy-makers. Michael O'Rielly, National Review, 26 Oct. 2023 With meticulous planning and extraordinary awareness of Israel’s secrets and weaknesses, Hamas and its allies overwhelmed the length of Israel’s front with Gaza shortly after dawn, shocking a nation that has long taken the superiority of its military as an article of faith. Ronen Bergman, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 In retrospect, 1967 was an auspicious year for the army of engineers, planners, and developers whose confidence in their ability to tame the Colorado, transform the desert, and reimagine the hydrology of the American West had taken on a religious dimension, secured as if an article of faith. Wade Davis, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2023 But people close to both Trump and Giuliani take it as an article of faith that the former mayor would never cooperate with investigators in any meaningful way against the former president. Maggie Haberman,, 19 Aug. 2023 Protecting the health service has become an article of faith for British leaders of all parties. Mark Landler, New York Times, 16 July 2023 Local control of land use is an article of faith in many states. Paul G. Lewis, Fortune, 10 July 2023 This has now become an article of faith among many on the right. How To Save A Country, The New Republic, 8 June 2023 See More

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“An article of faith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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