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no doubt

Probably; very likely; almost certainly. You've heard that we split up, not doubt. I just wanted to let you know the circumstances of it, before the rumor mill started. A: "I think it all has been very hard on him." B: "No doubt! A child his age is very impressionable."
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no doubt

a transitional or interpretative phrase strengthening the rest of a previous sentence. Sue: Mary is giving this party for herself? Rachel: Yes. She'll expect us to bring gifts, no doubt. Mary: All this talk about war has my cousin very worried. Sue: No doubt. At his age, I don't wonder.
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no doubt

1. Probably, most likely, as in No doubt you've heard the news about Mother. [Early 1300s]
2. Also, without doubt or a doubt . Certainly, without question, as in He's guilty, no doubt, but he doesn't deserve such a long sentence, or That basketball player is without doubt the tallest man I've ever seen. [Early 1300s] Also see beyond a doubt.
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ˌno ˈdoubt

probably, almost certainly: No doubt you know why I have asked you to come and see me.You will no doubt have already heard that the chairman has resigned.
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no doubt

1. Certainly.
2. Probably.
See also: doubt, no
References in classic literature ?
The gentleman who, when I was young, bathed me at wisdom's font for nine guineas a term--no extras--used to say he never knew a boy who could do less work in more time; and I remember my poor grandmother once incidentally observing, in the course of an instruction upon the use of the Prayer-book, that it was highly improbable that I should ever do much that I ought not to do, but that she felt convinced beyond a doubt that I should leave undone pretty well everything that I ought to do.
Ere long, however, there rose obscurely on her mind a doubt which perplexed and distressed her.
The whole deception practised by both Duncan and Hawkeye was, of course, laid naked, and no room was found, even for the most superstitious of the tribe, any longer to affix a doubt on the character of the occurrences.
Swing bowler Hoggard, 29, is now a doubt for Thursday's first Test against Pakistan.
You'll find out, without a shadow of a doubt, who's worthy of having in your world.
Without a doubt, these entrepreneurs are often my most successful clients.