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What is the meaning of "not without..."

For example: Not without reason, some scholars think it doubtful.

asked Apr 21 '12 at 14:13 Tuan Tran New member

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"Not without" is a double negative that means "with".

 

Thus, your sentence becomes "With reason, some scholars think it doubtful."

link comment answered Apr 21 '12 at 14:19 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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With some justification, scholars believe...

link comment answered May 02 '12 at 11:50 James E. Carroll New member

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