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beyond (a) doubt

With confidence; without any doubt. This photo now proves, beyond doubt, that my client is innocent. I barely remember leaving the office last night, so I can't say beyond a doubt that I set the alarm before I left.
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beyond a doubt

Also, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Certainly so, undoubtedly so, as in Beyond a doubt this is the best view of the valley. This phrase, along with the earlier without doubt (dating from c. 1300), asserts the truth of some statement. W.S. Gilbert's version, in The Gondoliers (1889), is: "Of that there is no manner of doubt-no probable, possible shadow of doubt-no possible doubt whatever." In this context shadow means "a trace or slight suggestion." Another variant is beyond a reasonable doubt. This phrase is often used in court when the judge instructs the jury that they must be convinced of the accused's guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt; reasonable here means "logical and rational." Also see beyond question; no doubt.
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Francis Omondis penalty and another Nyakenya goal seemingly put the game beyond doubt.
That was enough to put the rookie title beyond doubt however.
He said, 'The widespread fling of unabated arrests regardless of age and gender proves beyond doubt that the spirit of freedom runs deep in the blood of each and every person in Kashmir.
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Lee Mahon put the tie beyond doubt by firing in a spot kick after Livingstone was brought down in the area.
Coaker said: "The jobs of thousands of Scots in our defence industry are secured by being part of the UK "One thing we know beyond doubt is that leaving the UK would cost defence jobs.
Eaimonoviyc said that the facts of the 2 May fire in Odessa are being investigated, but "what seems to be beyond doubt is now the number of victims and it's forty-eight victims, six of them, and all of them were among pro-Ukrainians, died from gunshot wounds.
But then Joe Ford sent over a drop goal to put the game beyond doubt.
Launching a frontal attack on Modi, the Congress Party had earlier in the day said the Supreme Court's verdict proves beyond doubt that dictatorship was prevailing in Gujarat.
But deep into injury time at the end Bennett put the points beyond doubt for Boro with his second goal of the game.
Warburton is certain of his place, he has proved his leadership credentials beyond doubt and he's fit and available.
In Florida killers are given 10 years' hard labour to pay for their keep and prove beyond doubt their innocence.
Andrew Welsh had two chances to put the result beyond doubt, but his shooting was wayward.
He might like to ponder on what John Mortimer the author, who described himself as an atheist for Christ: "Seeing the impact on society of a generation that rejected God, and as a result Christian ethics, what is beyond doubt is that the Gospels provide a system of ethics to which we must return if we are to avoid social disaster - even the unbelievers should go back to church today.
The lad's quality is beyond doubt, but you wonder if he is even on Vincente del Bosque's radar sometimes.