[ US /bɪˈɫif/ ]
[ UK /bɪlˈiːf/ ]
  1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    what are your feelings about the crisis?
    his impression of her was favorable
    it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    I had a feeling that she was lying
  2. any cognitive content held as true
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How To Use belief In A Sentence

  • They are also less likely to get support from strong religious or spiritual beliefs.
  • The fall in popularity of the death's head and the subsequent prevalence of the cherub was a reflection of the Great Awakening and the belief in the immortality of the soul: "Cherubs reflect a stress on resurrection, while death's heads emphasize the mortality of man. Headstones for Dummies, the New York Edition
  • We must unite beyond the boundaries of race, class, belief systems and age that all too often divide us.
  • Since it is implausibe that readers would need to disbelieve their supension of disbelief -- we all know going in that our suspension of disbelief is artificial -- it must be the second kind of "information" that needs to be combatted. Saying Something
  • These people write reasonable, well-balanced letters, disclaim any belief in racialism, and back up everything they say with copious instances. As I Please
  • The Ahmadiyah were explicitly "warned and ordered" that "as long as they consider themselves to hold to Islam, to discontinue the promulgation of interpretations and activities that are deviant from the principal teachings of Islam, that is to say the promulgation of beliefs that recognize a prophet with all his teachings who comes after the Prophet Muhammad SAW. The Heritage Foundation Papers
  • Popular belief credits shark liver pills with being a sovereign remedy for illness ranging from arthritis to diabetes.
  • In some quarters the touching belief that financial services companies will reward loyalty persists. Times, Sunday Times
  • A belief in it is not only not naïve; it is the essential precondition for civilized society, and our best defense against the arbitrary use of power.
  • Contrary to popular belief , he was not responsible for the tragedy.
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