without a shred of evidence

without a shred of evidence

noun absence of confirmation, basis for belief, corroboration, documentation, grounds to believe, indicia of evidence, modicum of eviience, modicum of proof, some evidence, some grounds, some means of proof, some persuasive evidence, some proof, some proof of facts, substantiation, validation
Associated concepts: circumstantial evidence, direct eviience, relevant evidence
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Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr McCabe asked: "Can we have a debate on the financial cost and implications for democracy of the Secretary of State's appalling plans to impose a nonelected executive mayor on the people of Birmingham without a shred of evidence that they support this form of dictatorship?
I have natural sympathy for anybody that is accused and condemned without a shred of evidence being shown.
But why terrify women - without a shred of evidence, apparently - into believing their drink will be spiked the second they turn their back?
Slandering without a shred of evidence the diligent police work of LAPD detectives, Snedeker seeks to keep convicted murderer Jenkins alive, once again demonstrating the selfishness and bizarre ``morality'' of Death Row inmates and their attorneys, who apparently believe the crime is more important than the punishment.
What is indisputable is that the name of racing and thereby public confidence in the sport are being damaged without a shred of evidence apparently being produced.
To name only one, she lists homosexuality as one of the "working-class vices', claiming without a shred of evidence that homosexuality was associated with dirt and thus much the same as prostitution and incest (34).
Her defense of rapist Mike Tyson in a recent interview with Rolling Stone as a "little boy" persecuted by a "bitch" is difficult to comprehend; and, like many militant ex-Catholics, she is prone to see the sinister hand of the church everywhere - even running the World Bank - without a shred of evidence to support such beliefs.