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 Meanings and Examples of CERTAIN
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certain
 a.  confident; sure
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Yet his zeal for certain studies was remarkable, and within eccentric limits his knowledge was so extraordinarily ample and minute that his observations have fairly astounded me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  He was a man with some amount of self-importance and a certain air of command.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  I was to bring a certain sum a week to the owner, and whatever was over that I might keep for myself.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
4  And what is more, the words of the song also came back-words, I am certain, which were sung by the animals of long ago and have been lost to memory for generations.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
5  Now if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
6  And--I was a long way away, but I am almost certain I saw this--he was talking to you and you were allowing him to stroke your nose.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
7  Suddenly he slipped and it seemed certain that they had him.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
8  The animals were not certain what the word meant, but Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further questions.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
9  Even so, it was found necessary to leave certain tasks undone.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
10  From now onwards Animal Farm would engage in trade with the neighbouring farms: not, of course, for any commercial purpose, but simply in order to obtain certain materials which were urgently necessary.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
11  And yet, against their will, they had developed a certain respect for the efficiency with which the animals were managing their own affairs.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
12  Once again some of the animals heard this with a certain bewilderment, but Squealer was soon able to convince them that their memories had been at fault.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
13  And now, he said finally, he would ask the company to rise to their feet and make certain that their glasses were full.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
14  And the local train, which met the express train, arrived by no means punctually, even if he caught the early train which was by no means certain.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
15  The gramophone, while the scene was removed, gently stated certain facts which everybody knows to be perfectly true.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  You have to allow for a certain amount of error.
17  He had been miraculously saved from almost certain death.
18  Sure certain and affirmation, I already fell in love with you.
19  The excitement of starting a new job is always mingled with a certain apprehension.
20  I noticed a certain reluctance among the teachers.
21  Those beliefs still prevail among certain social groups.
22  A certain amount of care or pain or trouble is necessary for every man at all times.
23  I credit him with a certain amount of sense.
24  Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.
25  Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
26  The chant is certain to be sustained until the International Board announce their decision at their annual meeting in Auckland next April.
27  It is wise to apply early to be certain of obtaining a place.
28  There's a certain novelty value in this approach.
29  His reputation lends a certain validity to the approach that it might not deserve.
30  For certain reasons I will be unable to attend the meeting.