beyond the/a shadow of (a) doubt

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beyond the/a shadow of (a) doubt

With certainty; for sure. I only made such a big change in my life because I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that it was the right thing for me to do.
See also: beyond, doubt, of, shadow

beyond/without a ˌshadow of (a) ˈdoubt

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there isn’t a ˌshadow of a ˈdoubt (that...)

there is no doubt at all (that...); absolutely certainly: He’s innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt.There isn’t a shadow of doubt in my mind about the safety of the system.
See also: beyond, doubt, of, shadow, without
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The additional district and sessions' judge Haleem Ahmed, of the model criminal trial court (East), ruled that the prosecution had proved its case against the accused beyond the shadow of doubt and that the accused had kidnapped the baby on May 01, 2012 in order to commit her murder.
The contention of Barrister Salman Safdar, appearing on behalf of Khadija, was that LHC did not consider the overwhelming evidence through which the guilt of Hussain was established beyond the shadow of doubt.
In a speech, Zafer Chaoui, president of Lebanon's official wine association, the Union Vinicole du Liban, and chairman of Chateau Ksara, said that "wine is our national pride and its reputation has been established beyond the shadow of doubt."
CTE students were assessed and the data proved beyond the shadow of doubt that infusing and linking academic studies with CTE was working.
Ironically, today we believe in science's principal that only what can be proven beyond the shadow of doubt is true, so we've decided that the heart is important, yes, but it's only an engine, processing and cleaning our blood, somehow mysteriously keeping the machine of our bodies going.
"We must verify beyond the shadow of doubt that the gown we create will meet its specification.