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beyond a/the shadow of a doubt

With confidence; without any doubt. This photo now proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my client is innocent. I barely remember leaving the office last night, so I can't say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I set the alarm before I left.
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I am convinced, beyond the shadow of a doubt, based on experience, that the pictures do not hurt children, in particular small children, who hardly even notice the pictures.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this reading of The Shadow of the Wind should bring to American listeners the winds of Zafon-mania that have swept the literary world.
He said: "If the Government is going to tighten up security, it must either stop further asylum seekers entering Britain or provide secure accommodation so that none of them can disappear before their bona fides have been verified beyond the shadow of a doubt."
Buck's "most mischievous decision" (lxvii), Di Cesare contends, distorts meaning and reduces appreciation: "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, the manuscripts [both the early Williams manuscript and the Bodleian] presented these two poems as two poems" (lvii).
And now that, beyond that, I've arrived--or, gone is the right word--far beyond "beyond the shadow of a doubt" to that low state labeled "old;' I'm incredulous at the extent of my self-blindness since the beginning.