Beyond the shadow of a doubt

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Beyond the shadow of a doubt

Post by tammy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:01 pm

Although the meaning of this phrase is obvious, does anyone know how it actually began? Does "doubt" have a "shadow," is "beyond the shadow" actually the significant part of the phrase? Even though we use it all of the time, I'd like to know where and how it began. Thanks
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