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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.
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References in classic literature ?
Ere long, however, there rose obscurely on her mind a doubt which perplexed and distressed her.
I should not have a doubt of it were she slighted for any other woman in the world than her own mother.
You expressed a hope; but the hope implies a doubt.
This Christmas-time being come, and Agnes having reposed no new confidence in me, a doubt that had several times arisen in my mind - whether she could have that perception of the true state of my breast, which restrained her with the apprehension of giving me pain - began to oppress me heavily.
Whenever that undecided Prince had to ask a question or state a doubt, the public helped him out with it.
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.