to the best of (one's) belief

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to the best of (one's) belief

As far as one is aware; according to one's genuine knowledge or opinion. The shopkeeper assured investigators that, to the best of his belief, he had not seen the suspect pass through that morning. To the best of my belief, we should be done with the seminar around lunchtime.
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to the best of your beˈlief/ˈknowledge

as far as you know: He never made a will, to the best of my knowledge.
See also: belief, knowledge, of
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'Well, as I cannot prove it, I must content myself with asserting that it is so to the best of my belief; but as you would not willingly marry Miss Wilson if it were so, you will do well to be cautious, till you have proved it to be otherwise.'
In the year 1858 I received a bulky packet bearing the stamp of the Argentine Republic, a realm in which, to the best of my belief, I had not a solitary acquaintance.
There was an invitation given by a gentleman of my town, a very rich one, and one of quality, for he was one of the Alamos of Medina del Campo, and married to Dona Mencia de Quinones, the daughter of Don Alonso de Maranon, Knight of the Order of Santiago, that was drowned at the Herradura- him there was that quarrel about years ago in our village, that my master Don Quixote was mixed up in, to the best of my belief, that Tomasillo the scapegrace, the son of Balbastro the smith, was wounded in.- Isn't all this true, master mine?
You have got a twist in that bone, to the best of my belief. I never saw the likes of you.'
To the best of my belief, those efforts entirely failed.
What ravages I committed on my favourite authors in the course of my interpretation of them, I am not in a condition to say, and should be very unwilling to know; but I had a profound faith in them, and I had, to the best of my belief, a simple, earnest manner of narrating what I did narrate; and these qualities went a long way.
In the present instance I am forced to admit that the facts are, to the best of my belief, unique."
Asked if he plans to help groom a successor, he said, ''To the best of my belief, I am considering it by putting up-and-coming people into appropriate posts.
To the best of my belief, he has had no spectacular victories since, but has continued to improve all the time.
'To the best of my belief I should say, one cannot know these things.
"To the best of my belief, Inspector Brunswick and Sergeant Denton were out to discredit me right out of the service, just because I am a Jewish-American woman.
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