belief belief  /bɪ ˈlif/


  1. (n) any cognitive content held as true
  2. (n) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed



  1. There was no flexibility in Ho's beliefs, no bending of his will.
  2. A popular purveyor of atheism ventures into brain science, with a study that he contends is the first to show how the brain processes belief.
  3. Neuroscientist Bruce Hood, author of the new book Supersense, claims that belief in the supernatural is a result of the way our mind is designed.


  1. Track. Silmon Headed to World Championships in 100

    The belief has always been there for Charles Silmon. When critics have said that what he was doing would not hold up against the elite competition he has proven the critics wrong each time.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Texas Christian University Athletics

  2. California Supreme Court validates 'good faith' belief in the legality of a marriage, reinstates Silicon Valley woman ...

    A marriage can be valid, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday, if there is proof of a 'good faith' belief in its legality, even it turns out that perhaps all the paperwork was not in order. The ruling reinstated San Jose woman Nancy Ceja's wrongful death lawsuit against Peninsula-based construction company Rudolph & Sletten over her husband's fatal 2007 workplace accident.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Belief pays off: After being no-hit for four innings, confident Indians break through, beat Royals

    CLEVELAND — Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza was unstoppable in carrying a no-hitter into the fifth inning Wednesday night. Once the Indians broke through, however, it didn’t take them long to send him to the showers. Left fielder Michael Brantley led off the fifth with a home run and added a sacrifice fly in the three-run [...] The post Belief pays off: After being no-hit for four innings, confident ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram


  1. Thomas resigned her position with the Hearst newspapers and then issued a statement saying, "I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Helen Thomas Source: World Tribune

  2. "It defies belief that this gifted, brave, tenacious, wonderful woman is gone," said Mendes, who also directed the Academy Award-winning "American Beauty."
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Sam Mendes Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I believe that," Obama said. "The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples' belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness."
    on Jun 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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