leap of faith


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*leap of faith

Fig. acceptance of an idea or conclusion largely on faith. (*Typically: be ~; make ~; require ~.) We had to make quite a leap of faith to accept his promise after the last time he let us down.
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leap of faith

A belief or trust in something intangible or incapable of being proved. For example, It required a leap of faith to pursue this unusual step of transplanting an animals' heart into a human patient .
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leap of faith

The act or an instance of believing or trusting in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
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Leap of Faith supplies the phone and service during the 90-day study.
The 67-year-old daredevil, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Coventry, will make his leap of faith at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, in Oxfordshire.
Prospective buyers can actually see and appreciate the beauty of the residences and the building's many amenities, rather than rely on floor plans and a brochure, which require a leap of faith," she says.
She took a leap of faith and left Universal Distribution in 1998 to run Y-Tie full-time.
Concerned that the results might be misinterpreted, Hollis says that he "would caution against making too great a leap of faith between detection of a simple sugar and detecting life in the interstellar clouds.
Added Mashariki, "When I left my legal career, I took a leap of faith and landed at a remarkable company.
BIRD-FOOD J A vulture gets to work on a drowned animal GERONIMO A wildebeest makes a leap of faith into the churning river Mara in Kenya
And Escobar plans to repay the Angels for their leap of faith.
Would you rather ollie the Leap of Faith or lose 10,000 dollars of someone else's money and wake up in the street with a crap in your pants?
BEDWORTH rector the Rev Ian Hobbs made a daring leap of faith at the weekend when he abseiled down a church tower for charity - twice.
Now, nearly ten years later, Flaherty advocates taking "that leap of faith.
But at this point, it's a leap of faith to say that [such findings] have implications for teaching kids to read better," Adams says.
I'm all for taking a leap of faith if the qualifications are there.
In Russia, Eastern Europe and many nations where economic evolution is dramatic and difficult today, people make a leap of faith in the global market's capacity to create opportunity and their ability to capitalize on it.
In doing so, we are making a leap of faith that the combined talents of George Foreman and CEO Seymour Holtzman will provide meaningful and profitable revenue growth over the intermediate term.