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noun [C or S or U] uk   us   /bɪˈliːf/
B2 the feeling of being certain that something exists or is true: His belief in God gave him hope during difficult times. Recent scandals have shaken many people's belief in (= caused people to have doubts about) politicians.B2 something that you believe: All religious and political beliefs should be respected equally. [+ that] It is my (firm) belief that nuclear weapons are immoral. He called at her house in the belief that (= confident that) she would lend him the money.beyond belief C2 too bad, good, difficult, etc. to be imagined: The brutality of the murders was beyond belief.
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