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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!
See also: belief, beyond

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.
See also: belief, contrary, popular

beggar belief

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.
See also: beggar, 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.
See also: belief, of

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

beggar belief (or description)

be too extraordinary to be believed (or described).
See also: beggar, belief

beggar beˈlief/deˈscription

be too strange and unusual to be believed/described: It beggars belief that no one knew she was stealing money for so long.The sight of him completely covered with mud and oil beggared description.

beyond beˈlief

(in a way that is) too great, difficult, etc. to be believed: Dissatisfaction with the government has grown beyond belief.icy air that was cold beyond belief
See also: belief, beyond

to the best of your beˈlief/ˈknowledge

as far as you know: He never made a will, to the best of my knowledge.
See also: belief, knowledge, of

contrary to popular beˈlief/oˈpinion

although it is not what most people consider to be true: Contrary to popular belief, many cats dislike milk.
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The most important among the above mentioned perspectives is learners' beliefs as they affects learning to a great extent.
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Pastors and the faithful alike are to bear in mind that giving in to superstitious beliefs and practices is a denial of true faith and worship,' said Fr.
However, as many employees may not be aware that belief includes philosophical beliefs, not just religious ones, this is something that is worth covering off as part of the induction process.
The other is what happens when a belief changes, and how it recalibrates a person's beliefs on other, linked issues.
RQ1: What beliefs (culturally proficient beliefs, deficit beliefs) do teachers hold about teaching students from diverse populations?
This thought-provoking book examines your belief system and how to get outside it to understand your own and others' actions.
Rather, the paper adopts the characterisation of beliefs proposed by Robert Audi.
One of the most compelling aspects of Beyond Belief is the author's liberal use of case studies, most of which are related in the first person by individuals whose lives were dramatically affected by their involvement in cults.
And that can happen through mutual respect of each other's beliefs.
We allow ourselves to be imprisoned by these beliefs.
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He accepted that the beliefs were genuinely held and that they were beliefs rather than merely opinions.
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However, it is not clear what Sosa means when he suggests that because "dreaming is a daily part of our lives", while brains in vats are not, the possibility that I am dreaming all the time and having the sorts of beliefs I actually have on a sensory basis but where most of those beliefs are false, is less remote than the possibility that I am a brain in a vat and have the beliefs I actually have on a sensory basis but where most of those beliefs are false.