And audiences almost always judge who they believe to be the more aggressive debater as the victor.
Given how much each had already invested in their candidate, what choice did they have but to believe him?
We believe that is the only sustainable path to genuine stability.
“There is no reason to believe that after the first wave, all was safe,” Chaffetz told The Daily Beast.
But the point is to write about it or say about if they believe it.
"I believe the Bible says to leave all and cleave unto your wife," returned Garrison.
But believe me, Eudora, Alcibiades will never divorce Hipparete.
"I believe I saw Mr. Gallant several nights ago," Gibson said.
I believe he has given the Athenians philtres to make them love him.
And, believe me, they was the fanciest poultry specimens I'd ever seen!
Old English belyfan "to believe," earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon) "believe," from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan "to believe," perhaps literally "hold dear, love" (cf. Old Saxon gilobian "believe," Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (see belief).
Spelling beleeve is common till 17c.; then altered, perhaps by influence of relieve, etc. To believe on instead of in was more common in 16c. but now is a peculiarity of theology; believe of also sometimes was used in 17c. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing. Expression believe it or not attested by 1874; Robert Ripley's newspaper cartoon of the same name is from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.