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belief

 [bĕ-lēf´]
trust placed in a person or thing.
cultural b's shared statements that individuals in a cultural group hold as true. Cultural beliefs, which sometimes are expressed as proverbs, shape the values of a culture; these beliefs and values in turn affect that culture's practices. Cultural beliefs about health and illness influence health behavior and the significance of symptoms for an individual; for example, some people believe that cancer is sent by God while other people believe cancer is in part due to personal behavior and lifestyle.
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Half of people in London, the highest proportion in the UK, believe in ghosts, the survey showed.
Half of people in London, the highest in the UK, believe in ghosts, the survey showed.
Cunningham added, "I believe that it is critical that the FASB continue to move ahead .
I believe the efficacy, the transparency and the completeness of those financial disclosures have been enhanced as a result of this.
If you believe the media coverage of the 1990s, the newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are unlike the drugs of the past because these new medications treat a chemical imbalance that causes the diseases of depression and anxiety.
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The manager of public works in Greater Sudbury, Paul Graham, is supportive of the accord and believes people should be looking towards alternative energy sources in order to reduce GHGs.
Believe it or not, PR people can also seize the opportunity because of a clear and growing direction to lifestyle and consumer news.
Much recent research converges on a single point -- people are credulous creatures who find it very easy to believe and very difficult to doubt," Gilbert argues in an article scheduled for the March AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST.
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