beyond question

idiom

1
: completely certain or definite
His genius is beyond question.
2
: in a way that is completely certain : without any doubt
The new evidence establishes his innocence beyond (all) question.

Examples of beyond question in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exact causes of the Gen Z mental-health emergency will be parsed for years to come, but the severity of the crisis itself is, at this point, beyond question. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024 That’s beyond question in the state standings published by many organizations, but never by the National Rifle Association, whose lobbying against gun control remains as determined as ever. Thomas Elias, The Mercury News, 16 Mar. 2024 Now, the cohesion of Israeli society is beyond question and its single most divisive figure, Benjamin Netanyahu, seems unlikely to survive in office for long after the greatest Israeli intelligence failure ever. TIME, 20 Feb. 2024 The Americans, who were criticized not only for pouring it on with 10 second-half goals but also for celebrating them well after the outcome was beyond question, could have held the score down. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2023 The United States Is Not Quite Alone U.S. exceptionalism in mass shootings is beyond question. Paul Hirschfield, Foreign Affairs, 29 July 2022 To claim that poetry written during a period of colonization is marred by the ruling class’s mercantilistic greed is foolish beyond question. WSJ, 5 July 2022 But its own models indicated that warming from greenhouse gases was beyond question. Lesley Clark, Scientific American, 13 Jan. 2023 To them, if the program failed, the policy was beyond question, so the only reason for failure must be that the budget wasn’t large enough. WSJ, 19 July 2022

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“Beyond question.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20question. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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