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beyond belief

Inconceivable; outside of the realm of imagination, expectation, or anticipation. I find it simply beyond belief the greed of all these big corporations. That film was amazing, it was actually beyond belief!
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restore someone's trust in something

 and restore someone's belief in something; restore someone's faith in something
to reinstate someone's belief, faith, trust, etc., in something. I knew that a good performance on the test would restore my parents' belief in me. Her faith was restored in the government.
See also: restore, trust

contrary to popular belief/opinion

something that you say before you make a statement that is the opposite of what most people believe Contrary to popular belief, bottled water is not always better than tap water.
See also: belief, contrary, popular
References in classic literature ?
We say that a man is "conscious of looking a fool," by which we mean that he believes he looks a fool, and is not mistaken in this belief.
Idealism does not say that nothing can be known beyond the present thought, but it maintains that the context of vague belief, which we spoke of in connection with the thought of St.
His eyes were still, his stare exalted and sullen; his face was set, was hard, was woodenly exulting over the grim inspiration that secretly possessed him, seethed within him, lifted him up into a stealthy frenzy of belief.
And yet those two had been engaged in a conspiracy against his peace--in a criminal enterprise for which there could be no sanction of belief within themselves.
Even when--as it happened once or twice--both the servants left the room together he remained carefully natural, industriously hungry, laboriously at his ease, as though he had wanted to cheat the black oak sideboard, the heavy curtains, the stiff-backed chairs, into the belief of an unstained happiness.
Every man on board seemed well content, and they must have been hard to please if they had been otherwise, for it is my belief there was never a ship's company so spoiled since Noah put to sea.
And you are ready to renounce all belief in your good sense, in your knowledge, in your fidelity, in what you thought till then was the best in you, giving you the daily bread of life and the moral support of other men's confidence.
Strickland, in refuting the account which had gained belief of a certain "unpleasantness" between his father and mother, to state that Charles Strickland in a letter written from Paris had described her as "an excellent woman," since Dr.
He had destroyed her last fragment of belief in Mirabel's innocence.
Their belief in the Unseen, so far as it manifests itself at all, seems to be rather a pagan kind; their moral notions, though held with strong tenacity, seem to have no standard beyond hereditary custom.
The same sort of traditional belief ran in the Tulliver veins, but it was carried in richer blood, having elements of generous imprudence, warm affection, and hot-tempered rashness.
Our beliefs connect us in ways that we can barely imagine.
You may realise on an intellectual level that your inner beliefs affect your actions but have you truly examined what your beliefs are, especially those concerning your work life?
It is clear that this extends far beyond religion or having a lack of religious beliefs, but is subject to certain criteria.
Try this simple, four-step process, recommended by Jack Canfield in The Success Principles, to transform limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs.