“To give benefit of doubt”的意思，是指你在對某人產生懷疑時，因為沒有足夠的證據，因此仍決定相信對方的清白。而這句話在不同情況下使用，意思也略有不同。
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依照不同的場合使用，”To give benefit of doubt”有「寧願放過也不願錯殺」、「姑且相信」、「這次就先放你一馬」等意思。以下是一些例句：
ex 1. When Mary didn’t do her homework, the teacher didn’t give her the benefit of doubt and decided to punish her.
ex 2. When she saw her husband talking over the phone very secretly, Samantha gave him the benefit of doubt rather than suspecting him.
ex 3. Even though Sarah was unsure about the claims made by the anti-ageing cream, she decided to give it the benefit of doubt and bought it.
ex 4. Sally’s colleagues are tired of giving her the benefit of doubt whenever she calls in sick. They no longer believe it to be genuine.
ex 5. While narrating her experience with ghosts, Juliet refused to believe it and didn’t bother giving her friend the benefit of doubt.
ex 6. When mother realized that her daughter had developed the habit of smoking, she refused to listen to any justifications and didn’t give her daughter the benefit of doubt.
ex 7. To save a few bucks, Michelle had to give the store keeper the benefit of doubt while buying her new phone from the grey market.
ex 8. When the coach yelled at his team for no reason, they didn’t react as they knew he was disturbed about something and gave him the benefit of doubt that day.