in doubt

idiom

: in a state of being uncertain or unsure
The outcome was in doubt until the final seconds of the game.
The future of the company remains very much in doubt.
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Examples of in doubt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Butler’s status for Friday’s win-or-go-home play-in matchup against the Chicago Bulls at Kaseya Center (7 p.m., ESPN), and possibly beyond if the Heat can make the playoffs, is now in doubt after hurting his right knee late in the first quarter of Wednesday’s loss to the 76ers. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 18 Apr. 2024 When in doubt, Jackson errs on the side of a sentimental gift or an experience, such as sporting event tickets or a dinner at his favorite restaurant. Lauren Finney Harden, Southern Living, 15 Apr. 2024 In fact, the shares would need to plunge another 46% for the now $1.3 billion paper payday for the former president and his co-founders to be in doubt. Bailey Lipschultz, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2024 When in doubt, Pirello says, raw oysters should always be served on ice. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 11 Apr. 2024 When in doubt: The gray bin is for garbage, the blue bin is for recycling. Cynthia Sewell, Idaho Statesman, 8 Apr. 2024 When in doubt, use this AI image checklist Election fakes are particularly tricky to spot because there’s so much public footage of politicians speaking in front of similar backgrounds to copy. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 But if there was optimism in the air, the future of the center that serves 240 families — about 60 percent of whom live below the federal poverty line — remains very much in doubt. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 Although popular with users from across the ideological spectrum, the ACP’s future is in doubt as legislation to extend the program has stalled. Brian Fung, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024

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“In doubt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20doubt. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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