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Definition of Certain


  1. Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.
  2. Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.
  3. Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.
  4. Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.
  5. Unfailing; infallible.
  6. Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.
  7. Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.
  8. Certainty.
  9. A certain number or quantity.
  10. Certainly.

Certain Quotations

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it's there if you look deep.
Taraji P. Henson

To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.
Summer Sanders

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
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Certain Translations

certain in Danish is sikker
certain in Dutch is gewis, zeker, vast, stellig
certain in Finnish is varma
certain in German is sicher
certain in Hungarian is egyes, bizonyos
certain in Italian is sicuramente, sicuro
certain in Latin is liquidus, certus
certain in Norwegian is sikker, viss
certain in Portuguese is certo
certain in Spanish is fijaciono
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