certainty certainty  /ˈsɜr tən ti/


  1. (n) the state of being certain
  2. (n) something that is certain




  1. Certainty can be comforting in the abstract.
  2. This is not to say that he won in the sense of cosmic certainty, under the aspect of eternity, in the sight of an all-knowing being.
  3. They remain spectacularly unrepentant, self-indulgent, unreflective--still bloated with a sense of entitlement, still smug with certainty.


  1. Local author to hold 3 signings for new book

    Local author Jerry L. Stafford will hold three book signings for his new book “Searching for Certainty.” The first book signing will be 11 a.m. Friday, at Hastings, and the second will be 5-6:30 p.m. June 30 at First Baptist Church.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Enid News & Eagle

  2. Which is a better NBA prospect: Otto Porter Jr. or Anthony Bennett?

    Certainty or potential? That's the question facing teams looking at forwards Otto Porter and Anthony Bennett in the 2013 draft. Andy Glockner examines who's the better pick.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. NBA draft 2013: Toss-up: Better forward prospect, Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett?

    Do you need a plug-and-play small forward or do you want a 3/4 hybrid? Do you like certainty or are you infatuated with upside? The top five in this year’s draft has a pair of very different forwards available. Toss Up breaks down which one you would want: Anthony Bennett or Otto Porter.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "Walter was always more than just an anchor," President Obama said Friday in a prepared statement. "He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was...
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "We believe the amended terms are fair to all sides and reflect the value and risks of the Bear Stearns franchise," said Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase, "and bring more certainty for our respective...
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Jamie Dimon Source: Financial News Online US

  3. "It is my right to do what I'm doing," said Craig. "I've already provided for Idaho certainty that Idaho needed -- I'm not running for re-election. I'm no longer in the way. I am pursuing my constitutional rights."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

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