• be light of belief
  • 軽々しく信じがちだ
  • shake one's belief in ...
  • …への信用が揺らぐ
  • According to beliefs derived from fusui (feng shui), the fox's power over evil is such that a mere statue of a fox can dispel the evil kimon, or energy, that flows from the northeast.
  • Wikipedia: Kitsune
  • Acting on the Doge's belief that a third attack would be unlikely and that the presence of a slightly depleted Venetian fleet meant greater odds for victory, Guiscard summoned every floating vessel he could find and led the Normans into a surprise attack.
  • Wikipedia: Domenico Selvo
  • An epic poem exemplifying these traditions, the Ibonia, has been handed down over the centuries in several different forms across the island, and offers insight into the diverse mythologies and beliefs of traditional Malagasy communities.
  • Wikipedia: Madagascar
  • Another factor in Wallace's thinking was his belief that, because of the action of natural selection, organisms were in a state of balance with their environment, and that everything in nature, even disease-causing organisms, served a useful purpose in the natural order of things; he feared vaccination might upset that natural balance with unfortunate results.
  • Wikipedia: Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Confirmation bias may thus be especially harmful to objective evaluations regarding nonconforming results since biased individuals may regard opposing evidence to be weak in principle and give little serious thought to revising their beliefs.
  • Wikipedia: Confirmation bias
  • Despite outdated beliefs and exaggerations regarding their disposition, many, although not all, devils will remain still when in the presence of a human; some will also shake nervously.
  • Wikipedia: Tasmanian devil
  • Despite the pleas of the Times for scepticism, belief in the Pig-faced Lady of Manchester Square continued to spread in 1815.
  • Wikipedia: Pig-faced women
  • He also relied on Hiberno-English, the English dialect of Ireland, in order to reinforce its usefulness as a language; parts of this stemmed from his belief that Gaelic as a language could not survive.
  • Wikipedia: John Millington Synge
  • Hick's parable is an allegory of the Christian belief in an afterlife, which he argued can be verified upon death.
  • Wikipedia: Problem of religious language
  • His goal is to demoralize Tom and break him of his religious faith; he eventually orders Tom whipped to death out of frustration for his slave's unbreakable belief in God.
  • Wikipedia: Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • His idea was to use Mölders' popularity in Germany, distributing a letter thus creating the assumption that Mölders strong belief led him to oppose the Nazi regime in Germany.
  • Wikipedia: Werner Mölders
  • His parents' attitude towards religion and civil authority shaped his personal beliefs in both subjects.
  • Wikipedia: Ramón Emeterio Betances
  • His policies and beliefs have been frequently invoked by Republican presidential candidates since 1989.
  • Wikipedia: Ronald Reagan
  • Human inventions and priestcraft would be detected; and man would return to the pure, unmixed and unadulterated belief of one God, and no more.
  • Wikipedia: The Age of Reason
  • In addition, he stated that his deceased followers would be taken by the vessel as well, a belief that resembled the Christian pretribulation rapture doctrine.
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  • In modern times, when understanding of Egyptian beliefs is informed by the original Egyptian sources, the story continues to influence and inspire new ideas, from works of fiction to scholarly speculation and new religious movements.
  • Wikipedia: Osiris myth