Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. certain, fr. (assumed) LL. certanus, fr. L. certus, determined, fixed, certain, orig. p. p. of cernere, to perceive, decide, determine; akin to Gr. to decide, separate, and to E. concern, critic, crime, riddle, a sieve, rinse, v
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. certus—cern-ĕre, to decide.
He looked at her, but he did not speak, he certainly did not know who she was.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
I'm perfectly certain the number her photograph is going to be in will have a good sale.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
But even that metaphor implies that the pot itself is of a certain shape and a certain substance; a pretty solid substance.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Experiments on this subject have shown that a certain area of soil is only able to support the healthy growth of a certain number of plants.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
At length a certain order was perceived to govern the apparently capricious movements of the planets.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Dolly was thoughtful certainly, and sweet certainly; "but that don't tell," Mrs. Eberstein remarked; "it is her characteristic.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The beginning of the movement is seen in certain savage tribes.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It is also used in the manufacture of soap, certain kinds of glass, matches, certain explosives, and chemical reagents.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Every lad of a certain station in life was forced to go to certain schools within the Prussian dominions.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In a certain sense, or to a certain extent, all men have equal rights.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
I am the wind that wavers,
You are the certain land;
I am the shadow that passes
Over the sand.
"I Am The Wind" by Zoe Akins
Certain wild chimeras haunt me,
Jealousy doth tear my heart,
And despairing love distracts me.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
While I gaze upon it
I feel a certain distance:
The moon light
Makes its way to dwellings
Everywhere, I feel.
"While I gaze upon it" by Ki no Tsurayuki
Farewell, Myrt, for Ethelisa
Seems to be my certain fate,
Stupid? Silly? Sure, but she's a
""A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Thin as hot air up-trembling,
Thin as sun-molten crape,
An ethereal shadow of something
Is taking a certain shape;
"The Old Garden" by George MacDonald
I'll weave a garland out of these,
The darlings of the birds,
And send it over singing seas
With certain sunny words —
"From the Forests" by Henry Kendall
The fetid fable certainly grabs our imagination, but there's nothing captivating about our own bad body smells.
Leadership is certainly one of my favorite and most frequent topics.
Despite what certain people may tell you, boiled peanuts do not come from the May River.
Giants' Boley practices fully, nearly certain to play in opener.
Thomas' condition certainly sounds the more serious of the two.
Gov Bill Bolling , who will preside over a state Senate equally divided between the parties next week, told senators Tuesday that he believes he can vote on organizational matters, but not the budget and certain other matters.
Perhaps it's the confluence of a certain erotic tome on the best seller list.
Thomson, a brilliant Londoner, certainly never writes the same book twice.
The owners of Talas, Marge and Jake Salik, said it was often difficult to secure certain supplies.
Desaussure, who was certain her hat would spark LaBelle's memory, said she had heard about LaBelle's appearance at Wegmans and came to purchase a book to surprise her.
A bookkeeper will certainly be more skilled and knowledgeable than you or a family member, but your cost per hour will increase.
'If that had got into the wrong hands, it would certainly put the president and some of his entourage at risk,' expert says.
If there's one thing that's certain, besides death and taxes, it's that even children's bookstores are currently moving a lot of copies of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Biden connects, Oct 14) should certainly put any such doubts to rest.
Last week, Mickey Kaus exposed some postings on JournoList, the by-invitation-only website for certain young left-wing political writers.
For example , the Casimir effect can make E < 0 for certain states of quantum ﬁelds conﬁned within a certain regions of radius ≤ R, violating the bound.
Defining Entropy Bounds
In Section 3 it is proved that for certain systems of differential or partial differential equations, the solutions are harmonic maps between certain generalized Lagrange spaces, in the sense of Section 1.
Harmonic Maps between Generalized Lagrange Spaces
We have also shown that this is possible for certain mixed states and certain regimes of conclusive discrimination.
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
Einstein and his collaborators showed that if this property is valid then the physical reality in a certain region must include, or specify, the values that certain unperformed measurements would have revealed if they, rather than the actually performed measurements, had been performed.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
In this case, because we have total destructive interference of certain paths during the walk, the deviation of the quantum to classical walk is much larger at certain stages of the walk.
Implementing the quantum random walk