- It clearly shows to what extent you feel something or to what extent we as a reader can believe something.
- It creates metaphors and allusions likening these perceptions to things and stories we already know.
Far better than the use of adverbs, however, is the use of precise, vivid verbs. When we're talking about belief, these are the words you might use:
- maintain, suspect, doubt, question, adopt, espouse, believe, think, assert, imply, infer, accept, admit, confess, affirm, charge, assume, presume, posit, postulate, ponder, mull over, suppose, understand, trust, waver, fear, reject, disdain, esteem, respect