beyond doubt

idiom

: without question : definitely
The test results proved beyond (all/any) doubt that he was not the child's father.
If she is to be found guilty, the charges against her must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that everything was going to be okay.

Examples of beyond doubt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Archives made available after the Soviet Union’s collapse now establish beyond doubt that Oppenheimer was not a Soviet agent. Calder Walton, Fortune, 24 July 2023 After two quick-fire goals from Carli Lloyd, Holiday put the result beyond doubt as early as the fourteenth minute with a textbook volley after the ball ricocheted high into the air off a Japanese defender. Asif Burhan, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Its report is expected to say that the reality of some UFOs is beyond doubt but that their nature requires further study. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, 24 June 2021 Darrigo broke a 54-yard touchdown run to top 200 yards for the game, and Tewksbury quarterback Ryne Rammetta hit fellow senior captain Will McKay for a 15-yard touchdown off play-action to put the game beyond doubt. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Apr. 2021 Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany, said the report proved beyond doubt that FSB operatives tried to kill him on Putin’s orders. Daria Litvinova, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Dec. 2020 The researchers are hoping to find more fossil evidence in the area to prove beyond doubt that these tracks were indeed made by bipedal crocodylomorphs, who developed either fully- or semi-terrestrial gaits. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 21 June 2020 All of her work is a sincere attempt to prove it—the scientist’s guiding principle—to show, beyond doubt, how evidence can become an understanding. Haley Mlotek, The New Republic, 1 June 2020 The global health pandemic that started in early 2020 revealed beyond doubt how deeply the racial disparities in society have affected Black lives. Time, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Beyond doubt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20doubt. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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