Examples of certainty in a Sentence
Scientists still do not know with any degree of certainty why the disease spread so quickly.
We cannot predict the outcome with absolute certainty.
There was no certainty that the package would arrive in time.
Her certainty about these complex moral issues is surprising.
Recent Examples of certainty from the Web
Villanova and Michigan State were the favorites to take over at the top after the Blue Devils’ weekend loss at Boston College, though there was far less certainty for voters about who was now the nation’s top team.
Peterson is a near certainty to end up in the Tide’s class.
While ranking the Browns dead last seems to always be a certainty, figuring out the Top 10 isn't.
Then, of course, there was the certainty that the Reds, now 24 games under .500, will finish with at least 90 losses for the third-season.
In Forest Dark, a man named Jules Epstein — all his life having been full of authority, of certainty — turns belatedly, at age 68, toward uncertainty; turns away from the material and toward the unknown.
The drone playbook, known as the Presidential Policy Guidance, or PPG, includes a provision that no strike should go forward unless analysts determine that there is a near-certainty that no civilians will be harmed.
And for those wanting M speed in a more civilized car, an Alpina B8 is a near certainty as well.
While there is no certainty, clearly Irma has the potential to be a deadly and destructive hurricane.
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Synonymsassurance, assuredness, confidence, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, surety
Antonymsdoubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty
Related Wordsauthoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
Near Antonymshesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicion
Synonym Discussion of certainty
- claims that cannot be confirmed with scientific certainty
- believes with certitude in an afterlife
- holds firm convictions on every issue
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