Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she clung to the belief that Diane was innocent’
opinion, view, viewpoint, point of view, attitude, stance, stand, standpoint, position, perspective, contention, conviction, judgement, thinking, way of thinking, thought, idea, theory, hypothesis, thesis, interpretation, assumption, presumption, supposition, surmise, postulation, conclusion, deduction, inference, notion, impression, sense, feeling, fancy, hunch
2‘I have no real belief in the power of reason’
faith, trust, reliance, confidence, credence, freedom from doubt
optimism, hopefulness, hope
3‘he opposed traditional religious beliefs’
ideology, principle, ideal, ethic, conviction
doctrine, teaching, dogma, tenet, canon, article of faith, credence, creed, credo, code of belief
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