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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!
contrary to popular belief
Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Contrary to popular belief, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.
To defy attempts at description; to be difficult or impossible to describe or explain. My mother loves decorating for Christmas, so during the holidays, her house is fit for Santa himself. It truly beggars belief. My boss's incompetence is astounding. It truly beggars all belief.
to the best of (one's) belief
As far as one is aware; according to one's genuine knowledge or opinion. The shopkeeper assured investigators that, to the best of his belief, he had not seen the suspect pass through that morning. To the best of my belief, we should be done with the seminar around lunchtime.
restore someone's trust in somethingand 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.