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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2019-04-08 15:45:17

DavidTuggy
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second doubts < second thoughts

I’m not having any second doubts

he was starting to have second doubts

Then you hear “10 000 feet” and you start to have second doubts

As the train approaches i start to have second doubts on my suicide, I have my brother, my friends, my families that still love me.

We had been talking about the jobs available for a seaman, and although there were several I might find agreeable I was starting to have second doubts.

This is probably one of those that is a bit of a blend: have second thoughts with its synonym have (your) doubts (and maybe second-guess yourself too). Those using it probably are not thinking very specifically “I/he had doubted once before, but now started to doubt a second time”, but the idea of doubting on a second consideration is probably good enough to work.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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