cast doubt on

idiom

: to make (something) seem less likely
The incident cast doubt on her honesty.

Examples of cast doubt on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other studies cast doubt on the effectiveness of enhancements and other sentencing tools like three-strikes laws. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 19 Feb. 2024 Erectile dysfunction medication could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study is suggesting, though some experts cast doubt on the link between the two. Angelica Stabile, Fox News, 16 Feb. 2024 The revelation of Willis and Wade's romantic relationship has provided an opening for Trump and his Republican allies to try to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Willis' case, which the former president has characterized as politically motivated. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 16 Feb. 2024 Since the allegations of an inappropriate relationship surfaced, Trump has used them to try to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Willis’ case against him. TIME, 15 Feb. 2024 Prabowo’s presidential campaign that year painted Jokowi as a puppet of foreign interests and cast doubt on his ethnicity and religion. Ben Bland, Foreign Affairs, 13 Feb. 2024 The trial was originally scheduled to end before March 1, but its slow pace so far, and the fact that there is no planned testimony for at least three weekdays in February, have cast doubt on whether that deadline can be met. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 8 Feb. 2024 In September 2020, The Star published a story that cast doubt on the triple murder conviction of Kevin Strickland. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 Trump and other critics of Willis have capitalized on allegations about the relationship between Willis and Wade, using them to try to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the case. Kate Brumback, Twin Cities, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Cast doubt on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20doubt%20on. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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