state of doubt

See: quandary
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With active fancy he wrought himself into a state of doubt little more easy than that of the man who has escaped from wreck by night and stands on unknown ground in the darkness.
All these thoughts had occurred to him many times already; often had he tried to argue and reason; and again he had reached the old state of doubt. He did not know her, and he did not know what she felt, or whether they could live together, or whether he wanted to marry her, and yet he was in love with her.
In a dreadful state of doubt and uncertainty, the agonised young woman staggered to the gate, and then, exchanging her faltering walk for a swift run, returned by the most devious and complicated route she could think of, to the domicile of the Jew.
"In this state of doubt I have ventured on opening the locket, and my hesitation is naturally increased.
I could not help looking at the fire, in an obvious state of doubt.
Now that the state of doubt was over, I felt, for many days, like one in a dream.
Little by little, under this action, any apprehensions about the safety of the Diamond which you might have felt during the day would be liable to develop themselves from the state of doubt to the state of certainty--would impel you into practical action to preserve the jewel--would direct your steps, with that motive in view, into the room which you entered-- and would guide your hand to the drawers of the cabinet, until you had found the drawer which held the stone.
Anything would be better than this dreadful state of doubt.
With that unaccountable attraction of the mind to trifles, which is often incidental to a state of doubt and confusion, the Carrier as he walked slowly to and fro, found himself mentally repeating even these absurd words, many times.
He added that it must support those measures to end the state of doubt and install the pillars of the democratic process if the voices obtained were legal and real road and not part of the fraud that accompanied the election process, noting that the rate of fraud in the Kurdistan region exceeded 66% what means that the counting process and partial sorting will not be of benefit or value to detect cases of fraud and avoided definitively, so the total count and mass screening is the safest way to do right and detect fraud and restore things to the record straight, according to the statement ./End
MIRACLES DO HAPPEN: Whether or not you're looking, believing or in a state of doubt, miracles do happen.
5- The law will put an end to the state of doubt and distrust within the Egyptian society since it allows for transparency, publicity and corruption control procedures that monitor major funding sources and channels.