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To defy attempts at description; to be difficult or impossible to describe or explain. The spectacular vista at the Grand Canyon beggars belief. My boss's incompetence is astounding. It truly beggars all 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!
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.
restore (one's) belief in (someone or something)
To cause one to trust or have faith in someone or something again. I must say, Richard, this whole situation has made us very wary. It will take some diligent work on your part to restore our belief in you. The success of their recent product has restored investors' belief in the company.
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.
to the best of (one's) knowledge
As far as one is aware; according to one's genuine knowledge or opinion. The shopkeeper assured investigators that, to the best of his knowledge, he had not seen the suspect pass through that morning. To the best of my knowledge, 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.