with certainty

idiom

: in a certain or definite way
It is difficult to say with certainty which of the plays was written first.

Examples of with certainty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But scientists can’t say with certainty how many people suffer from it. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 3 June 2024 Neither group could say with certainty what the source of the virus was, though the Texas authors noted there was no indication of a corresponding spike in human illness in the cities when the virus was detected in wastewater. Megan Molteni and Helen Branswell, STAT, 13 May 2024 However, Iwamura’s parents could not confirm with certainty that the voice on the recording belonged to their son. Leyton Cassidy, Longreads, 7 May 2024 The bears haven’t been spotted with certainty there since 1996, according to the National Park Service. Evan Bush, NBC News, 28 Apr. 2024 Imagine knowing with certainty that your brand positioning employs the exact language that inspires and motivates your target market. Ellie Victor, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Politicians routinely entertain what-ifs, which are impossible to prove or rebut with certainty. Angelo Fichera, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Trophy distribution isn’t the kind of thing producers can plan for with certainty, but the end result was to add variety to a night that otherwise had an air of inevitability. Alison Herman, Variety, 11 Mar. 2024 The former imagines that the business present constitutes the frontier of progress, while the latter imagines that businesses operate with certainty about what consumers will want tomorrow. John Tamny, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024

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“With certainty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20certainty. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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