They were also completely naïve in their belief in the power of innovation.
The result was hubris, a belief that Israel could do whatever it wanted, and still win the political debate in the United States.
But my mother had belief in God and was determined to raise her kids and make the best of every situation.
As in any other area of law, though, such a belief is not inconsistent with a belief that people may be unjustly accused.
He risked everything—faith, family, friends, girlfriend, college scholarship, respect—by stepping out of Mormon belief.
For two years he seems to have held the belief that Miss Sullivan and I were innocent.
They laid Paralus upon a couch, with the belief that he slept to wake no more.
As he passed, within a couple of feet of where I was concealed, I was able to confirm my belief.
So we voice our hope and our belief that we can help to heal this divided world.
The belief is a conjecture, and we must die to prove or disprove it.
late 12c., bileave, replacing Old English geleafa "belief, faith," from West Germanic *ga-laubon "to hold dear, esteem, trust" (cf. Old Saxon gilobo, Middle Dutch gelove, Old High German giloubo, German Glaube), from *galaub- "dear, esteemed," from intensive prefix *ga- + *leubh- "to care, desire, like, love" (see love (v.)). The prefix was altered on analogy of the verb believe. The distinction of the final consonant from that of believe developed 15c.
"The be-, which is not a natural prefix of nouns, was prefixed on the analogy of the vb. (where it is naturally an intensive) .... [OED]Belief used to mean "trust in God," while faith meant "loyalty to a person based on promise or duty" (a sense preserved in keep one's faith, in good (or bad) faith and in common usage of faithful, faithless, which contain no notion of divinity). But faith, as cognate of Latin fides, took on the religious sense beginning in 14c. translations, and belief had by 16c. become limited to "mental acceptance of something as true," from the religious use in the sense of "things held to be true as a matter of religious doctrine" (a sense attested from early 13c.).