in the belief that


: believing that
She bought the rug in the belief that it was a real antique, not a fake.

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Recent Examples on the Web McCourt’s central thesis lies in the belief that users should have more control over their personal data and online identities. Andrew R. Chow, TIME, 16 May 2024 MacGowan sings this story not as a lament but rather a celebration of life, content in the belief that there will be a reunion of the departed somewhere down the road. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Those factors contributed to a sharp decline in the belief that political leaders are looking out for the interests of average citizens. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2023 Governments across the globe increasingly outsourced core national security missions, such as those to do with space flight and satellite technology, to private companies, in the belief that businesses could do such work cheaper and better than could the state. Henry Farrell, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2023 Positive balancing centers on pursuing closer cooperation with one regional power, say Iran in the belief that this will incentivize others – for example, Arab Gulf countries – to follow suit. Andrew Latham, The Conversation, 3 Nov. 2023 Champagne producers typically blend lots of wine from many different plots, different grapes, and even different vintages in the belief that two plus two can sometimes equal five or even six. Jay McInerney, Town & Country, 26 Aug. 2023 Yet committed realists continue to promulgate more and more definitions, in the belief that one of them will map perfectly onto some intrinsic and stable feature of nature. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 14 Aug. 2023 Over time, policymakers converged on economic development as a key to ending terrorism, in the belief that poorer people are more susceptible to the appeals of violent groups or more likely to perpetrate violence themselves. Graeme Blair, Foreign Affairs, 11 July 2011

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“In the belief that.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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