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certain

(Fixed), adjective absolute, assured, attested, certified, changeless, conclusive, confident, confirmed, decisive, definite, determinate, determined, firm, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, inescapable, inevitable, infallible, irrefragable, irrefutable, official, positive, reliable, settled, stable, static, sure, unambiguous, unanswerable, unappealable, unchanging, undeniable, undisputed, unerring, unmistakable, unpreventable, unquestionable
Associated concepts: absolutely certain, capable of being rennered certain, certain powers and privileges, sum certain

certain

(Particular), adjective certus, distinct, exact, exclusive, individual, marked, peculiar, precise, singular, special, specific, specified, unique

certain

(Positive), adjective absolute, actual, assertive, assured, attested, authoritative, axiomatic, beyond a shadow of doubt, beyond all dissute, beyond all question, capable of proof, certified, certus, changeless, clear, clear-cut, clearly known, conclusive, concrete, confident, consistent, correct, credulous, decided, decisive, definite, demonstrable, demonstrated, dependable, distinct, ensured, established, evident, evidential, existing, final, fully convinced, guaranteed, inalterable, inappealable, incommutable, incontestable, incontrovertible, inconvertible, indefeasible, indestructible, indisputable, inerrant, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, infallible, inflexible, invariable, inviolate, irreducible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irresistible, irresoluble, irreversible, irrevocable, knowing, past dispute, persuaded, questionless, real, reliable, right, satisfied, self-evident, settled, stated, sure, tangible, true to the facts, unaltered, unambiguous, unassailable, unavoidable, unchangeable, unconfuted, undeniable, undeviating, undoubted, undoubtful, undoubting, unequivocal, unerring, unfailing, unhesitating, unimpeachable, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioned, unshakable, unsusceptible of change, unvarying, valid, veracious, verifiable, void of suspicion
Associated concepts: capable of being rendered certain

certain

(Specific), adjective appropriate, ascertained, assigned, bounded, categorical, characteristic, choice, clear-cut, clearly defined, clearly stated, definite, designated, determinate, distinct, esoteric, especial, exact, exclusive, explicit, express, expressed, fixed, individual, limited, marked, noteworthy, particular, peculiar, precise, prescribed, quidam, respective, restricted, select, settled, singular, specified, stated, well-defined
See also: absolute, actual, authentic, axiomatic, conclusive, concrete, constant, convincing, corporeal, de facto, decisive, definite, dependable, determinative, dogmatic, explicit, express, incontestable, indubious, inescapable, inevitable, irrefutable, lucid, necessary, official, palpable, peremptory, pertinacious, positive, reliable, resounding, safe, secure, separate, several, special, specific, tangible, true, unalienable, unambiguous, unavoidable, undeniable, undisputed, unequivocal, unmistakable, unrefutable
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These are not suffered to taste a grain of oats, except upon certain days, till eighteen years old; nor milk, but very rarely; and in summer they graze two hours in the morning, and as many in the evening, which their parents likewise observe; but the servants are not allowed above half that time, and a great part of their grass is brought home, which they eat at the most convenient hours, when they can be best spared from work.
Then as to the analysis of the ancients and the algebra of the moderns, besides that they embrace only matters highly abstract, and, to appearance, of no use, the former is so exclusively restricted to the consideration of figures, that it can exercise the understanding only on condition of greatly fatiguing the imagination; and, in the latter, there is so complete a subjection to certain rules and formulas, that there results an art full of confusion and obscurity calculated to embarrass, instead of a science fitted to cultivate the mind.
Without using perfumes, the chevalier exhaled a certain fragrance of youth, that refreshed the atmosphere.
There was much to be done: his portmanteau to be packed, a credit to be got from the bank where he was a wealthy customer, and certain offices to be transacted for that other bank in which he was an humble clerk; and it chanced, in conformity with human nature, that out of all this business it was the last that came to be neglected.
Yes, mussels of certain waters in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Saxony, Bohemia, and France.
Accordingly, we were safely deposited in a particular drawer, along with a few other favorite articles, that, like our family, were reserved for the eyes of certain distinguished but absent customers.
These messages I was supposed to deliver to the Arragonese muleteers (who were sure to await at certain times the Tremolino in the neighbourhood of the Gulf of Rosas), for faithful transportation inland, together with the various unlawful goods landed secretly from under the Tremolino's hatches.
That there be two rates of usury: the one free, and general for all; the other under license only, to certain persons, and in certain places of merchandizing.
THE picturesque city and state of Heiligwaldenstein was one of those toy kingdoms of which certain parts of the German Empire still consist.
We see that the city is the only object which both the politician and legislator have in view in all they do: but government is a certain ordering of those who inhabit a city.
A certain importance attaches to the views on art of painters, and this is the natural place for me to set down what I know of Strickland's opinions of the great artists of the past.
It is certain that the archdeacon often visited the cemetery of the Saints-Innocents, where, it is true, his father and mother had been buried, with other victims of the plague of