To doubt not but
Doubt Doubt, v. t. 1. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it. [1913 Webster]

To admire superior sense, and doubt their own! --Pope. [1913 Webster]

I doubt not that however changed, you keep So much of what is graceful. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To doubt not but}.

I do not doubt but I have been to blame. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

We doubt not now But every rub is smoothed on our way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: That is, we have no doubt to prevent us from believing, etc. (or notwithstanding all that may be said to the contrary) -- but having a preventive sense, after verbs of ``doubting'' and ``denying'' that convey a notion of hindrance. --E. A. Abbott. [1913 Webster]

2. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God. --R. of Gloucester. [1913 Webster]

I doubt some foul play. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That I of doubted danger had no fear. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To fill with fear; to affright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The virtues of the valiant Caratach More doubt me than all Britain. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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