UNCERTAINTY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNCERTAINTY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
uncertainty
 n.  the state of being unsure of something
 n.  being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  If he is a prisoner, he will be on the Federal lists, and if he isn't--well, there's nothing worse than uncertainty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  The town seemed haunted, haunted with fear and uncertainty and memories.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
3  No, she didn't want her children raised in this welter of hate and uncertainty, of bitterness and violence lurking just below the surface, of poverty and grinding hardships and insecurity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  It was as if Tony's appearance that wild rainy night had stripped merciful blinders from her eyes and forced her to see the true uncertainty of her life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  And then the picture faded, blotted out by an impulse, hard, unscrupulous and greedy, which had been born in the lean days at Tara and was now strengthened by the present uncertainty of life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  Scarlett peeped slyly at Ashley and saw surprise and uncertainty plain in his face as he looked into Melanie's dark indignant eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
7  She nodded and advanced hesitantly toward him, uncertainty taking form in her mind at this new expression on his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
8  She did not quite remember what it was that she had been afraid to meet, but the uncertainty no longer troubled her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
9  He was looking her fairly in the face, and he could read the sudden fear and wild uncertainty that leaped into her eyes.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  And so, at last, when the meeting broke up, and the audience started to leave, poor Jurgis was in an agony of uncertainty.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
11  circumstances, though great uncertainty hangs over the whole.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
12  His attention was, however, bestowed in vain; for with the disappearance of Uncas, every sign of the adventurers had been lost, leaving him in total uncertainty of their fate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
13  While they yet hesitated in uncertainty, the form of the Indian was seen gliding out of the thicket.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
14  The father and the lover found instant relief in the search; though each was condemned again to experience the misery of an uncertainty that was hardly less insupportable than the most revolting truth.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
15  As the Hurons had made no further efforts to conceal their footsteps, the progress of the pursuers was no longer delayed by uncertainty.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
Example Sentence:
1  Her comments will add to the uncertainty of the situation.
2  He had an air of uncertainty about him.
3  Times of great change are also times of uncertainty.
4  As people grow older, they begin to ruminate on the uncertainty of life.
5  In the context of post-war uncertainty it is relatively easy to relate existentialism to abstract expressionism.
6  The Japanese yen would face the uncertainty that would originate from the Greek uncertainty
7  Luck! -- the splendor of it was beyond all imagination! Six hundred dollars was money enough to make half a dozen boys rich! Here was treasure-hunting under the happiest auspices -- there would not be any bothersome uncertainty as to where to dig.
8  Holmes is portrayed as a detective genius, a man whose mind can pierce through murk and uncertainty to the truth, while Dr. Watson, smart as he might be, is mostly a bumbler when it comes to solving mysteries.
9  It had been a solemn and impressive ceremony and, whatever my uncertainties, I felt bound to respond.
10  On the day her son began school, she meditated on the uncertainties of his future.