English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "certain"

He never misses a chance to drink beer with the gangGeoff is certain to attend the party. He never misses a chance to drink beer with the gang.

She is certain to pass. Her marks have been excellent all term.

The doctor isn't certain if it is necessary to operate at this point.

He couldn't answer with any certainty because he didn't have enough information.

The U.S. must beat Russia to be certain of a place in the next round of the tournament.

There were a certain number of people at the meeting who disagreed with the decision.

She certainly looks better since she lost weight.

Politicians rarely answer questions with any real certainty. They always seem to avoid making any clear statement because they try to please everyone at the same time.

With these clouds building up it's certain to rain tonight.

Russia seems certain to win against the much weaker Slovak team.

Mario Lemieux will win the award for the most valuable player; that's a certainty.

Your son is certainly taller than the last time I saw him.

Certain areas of the city can be quite unsafe at night.

I'm not certain if I'll be able to come to your party. I have to work late tonight.

Certainly your daughter has the ability to do better at school if she wants to.

There has been a great deal of political uncertainty in the country since the death of the President.

War is fast becoming a certainty since negotiations with the rebels broke down.

Only certain people are allowed in the building on the weekend.

She is certain she had her purse when she got off the bus, so she must have left it somewhere at the mall.

Paul Valery once suggested that that which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.

Frederick Douglass once noted that people might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

Theodore Roosevelt once stated, Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Mortimer Adler once remarked that you have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.

Aldous Huxley once observed that there's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Omar Bradley once noted that the way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.

Stanislaus Lescynski once suggested that to believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.

Philip Crosby once noted that if anything is certain, it is that change is certain.

A Saudi Arabian proverb remarks that what wise men suppose is worth more than the certainties of fools.

An Indian proverb states that there are three uncertainties: woman, wind, and wealth.

A Japanese proverb holds that it is precisely the uncertainty of this world that makes life worth living.

A Tibetan proverb asks, Who can say with certainty that one will live to see tomorrow?

An old proverb notes that nothing is certain but death and taxes.

A Yiddish proverb observes that to be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps.

Someone once joked that adolescence is the period when children are certain they will never be as stupid as their parents.

Jacob Bronowski once noted that knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

Your budget should include a certain percentage for unanticipated costs.

Some of the vocabulary which we are studying is slang, and is not appropriate in certain situations.

The favorite food of beavers is the soft bark of certain types of trees.

Pain killers will certainly help your grandmother to stand the pain, but they may also make her very sleepy.

Louis Aragon once said that error is certainty's constant companion.

Because Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia is uncertain, officials can only estimate the country's actual size.

The Bhagavad-Gita states, For that which is born, death is certain, and for the dead, birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.

Everyone struggles with self-doubt and uncertainty at some point in his or her life.

There is a great deal of political uncertainty in Quebec due to the separatist movement, which would like to see the Canadian province become its own country.


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