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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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without/beyond (a) ˈdoubt

certainly: This is without doubt the finest wine I have ever drunk.
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With time running out, substitute Ryan Ferrier put the result beyond doubt on 87 minutes when he latched on to a through ball and calmly rounded the goalkeeper to finish in an empty net.
"If beyond doubt is not established in the intelligence when this inquiry looks at the intelligence, does it then follow, yes or no, the Prime Minister misled Parliament?" Mr Marr asked.
He clashed with he panel on his defence that the Iraq dossier, published in September 2002, established "beyond doubt" that Iraq had WMD.
In an interview with SkyNews's Sunday Live, Mr Cameron said that he now wanted to bring in legislation to put the tax situation of MPs and peers "beyond doubt".
Dale gave themselves a lifeline 15 minutes from time when Adam Le Fondre rose highest to head home, although Rotherham should have put the result beyond doubt soon after, but Reid hit his penalty against the bar after Nathan Stanton hauled down Taylor.
3 : beyond doubt : unquestionable <positive proof>
The 43-10 chance, making his first start in Group company after five handicap wins, was sent to the front a furlong from home by Eugen Frank, and soon put the issue beyond doubt.
The building itself, on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, proves beyond doubt that it is possible to develop new uses in a sensitive conservation area.
But the game was put beyond doubt with two further goals in the final 15 minutes from Dennis Dowidat and German skipper Toni Kroos.
A stunning volley from Ross Morrison 12 minutes from time put the game beyond doubt before he notched another to complete the blitz.
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"As agency employees we do not identify with, support or champion opposition to the administration or its policies," decreed the Goss memo, which described its purpose as "clarify[ing] beyond doubt the rules of the road." But the purge is not targeting vicious anti-Bush partisans in the CIA.
Working in the voluntary sector, will be beyond doubt, the most satisfying and rewarding employment, you will ever have.
I strongly think it is about time that the Commonwealth disbanded as it has proven beyond doubt that it only serves the interest of Britain and its allies.