CERTAINTY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CERTAINTY
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
certainty
 n.  quality or condition of being certain; fact or truth unquestionable established; clearness
Classic Sentence: (68 in 5 pages)
1  His dread was so strong that, man-like, he sought to postpone certainty.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  This certainty of the morrow gave zest and enthusiasm to life, and the County people enjoyed life with a heartiness that Ellen could never understand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  After reading the letters, she felt certain he did love her, Scarlett, even though he had married Melanie, and that certainty was almost all that she desired.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  It was almost a certainty and a terrible certainty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  Though the certainty of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
6  Jokubas had never tried it, but he expressed a certainty that he could get some of his friends a job through this man.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  He had no overcoat, and no place to go, and two dollars and sixty-five cents in his pocket, with the certainty that he could not earn another cent for months.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  That which at first was only rumor, soon became certainty, as orders passed from the quarters of the commander-in-chief to the several corps he had selected for this service, to prepare for their speedy departure.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
9  Whether the path was hardly distinguishable, whether it disappeared, or whether it lay beaten and plain before him, made no sensible difference in his speed or certainty.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
10  When the young soldier regained his recollection, he had the painful certainty before his eyes that a common fate was intended for the whole party.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
11  Here the scout seemed to be once more at home, for he held on this way with the certainty and diligence of a man who moved in the security of his own knowledge.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
12  Their progress was much facilitated by the certainty that Magua had found it necessary to journey through the valleys; a circumstance which rendered the general direction of the route sure.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
13  To be accused was to be convicted, and to be convicted was to be punished; the one always following the other with immutable certainty.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  Like a certain class of modern philosophers, Dinah perfectly scorned logic and reason in every shape, and always took refuge in intuitive certainty; and here she was perfectly impregnable.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  There was one other heart, too, that felt the same certainty, and that was the little heart of Eva.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  It's a dead certainty that this horse will win the race.
2  It's a certainty that our team will win the game this time.
3  It's difficult to predict with any degree of certainty how much it will cost.
4  It is not possible to predict with any certainty what effect this will have.
5  I have told them with absolute certainty there'll be no change of policy.
6  It's a virtual certainty that petrol will go up in price.
7  Such attitudes are valueless unless they reflect inner cognition and certainty.
8  Her return to the team now seems a certainty.
9  As we start the new millennium the only certainty is change, and lots of it.
10  At any rate, it shall be strong enough to search to grope an outlet from this cloud of doubt, and find the open day of certainty.
11  Mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety.
12  My only problem with this determination is the lack of certainty about the date of the questioned photo.
13  He seemed to devour me with his flaming glance: physically, I felt, at the moment, powerless as stubble exposed to the draught and glow of a furnace: mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety.
14  Like some other crops of long domestication, the relationship of the modern soybean to wild-growing species can no longer be traced with any degree of certainty.
15  The latest members of the world's most exclusive club, the Nobel laureates, will be announced this week, in a year with more than usual certainty that amid the smiles and champagne will be acrimony and regret.