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cast doubt

To cause someone or something to be viewed with doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty. Why did you change your mind about giving Walt the promotion? Did something happen to cast doubt?
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cast doubt on (someone or something)

To cause someone or something to be viewed with doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty. I considered Walt for the promotion, but his constant lateness soon cast doubt on that decision. Such a significant error really cast doubt on all of the experiment's results.
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cast doubt(s) (on someone or something)

to cause someone or something to be doubted. The police cast doubt on my story. How can they cast doubt? They haven't looked into it yet. The city council cast doubt on John and his plan.
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References in classic literature ?
That alone disqualifies you; it casts doubts on your impartiality.
ISN'T it wonderful how the Remoaners are happy to jump on any passing bandwagon that casts doubt on Brexit?
According to the auditors, the company's perennial losses and net current liability position casts doubt on NRZ's status as a going concern.
Yosano casts doubt on effectiveness of DPJ policies
It also features analysis by an expert on firearms discharge residue which casts doubt on a crucial element of forensic evidence used to prosecute George.
It features analysis by an expert on firearms discharge residue, which casts doubt on a crucial element of forensic evidence used to prosecute George.
This government has been hiding information that casts doubt on the efficacy of the speed cameras.
The report, for the Department of Work and Pensions, casts doubt on CSA failings being blamed on defects in a pounds 453million computer system.
15, 2004, which casts doubt on the transparency of the situation.
* New information from several studies casts doubt on the Elispot test, which has become popular in the last few years as a way to get an early idea of whether an experimental vaccine or immune-based treatment seems to be working.
His illness casts doubt on his appearance at the Manchester Evening News Arena tonight.
A report unanimously agreed by the Commons Environmental Audit Committee into three-year farm scale trials of the crops underlines their concerns and casts doubt on the validity of the tests.
The Asian find casts doubt on the argument that 55-million-year-old fossils recently found in Wyoming came from a close primate relative of the ancestor of modern monkeys, apes, and humans (SN: 12/21 & 28/02, p.
Donati casts doubt on the accepted tradition (initiated by Pomponio, it seems) that he actually succeeded to Valla's chair of eloquence at the Studio, since he must long have been a colleague alongside him by the time of the latter's death in 1457.
A board committee had earlier approved use of the disclaimer, which casts doubt on the validity of evolution and claims that the theory "still leaves many unanswered questions about the origin of life."