definitely


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
See: fairly
References in classic literature ?
Now the head, the hand, and such things are substances, and it is possible to know their essential character definitely, but it does not necessarily follow that we should know that to which they are related.
On the one hand, I was definitely engaged and had a hundred pounds in my pocket; on the other, the look of the offices, the absence of name on the wall, and other of the points which would strike a business man had left a bad impression as to the position of my employers.
A wet day was the expression of irremediable grief at her weakness in the mind of some vague ethical being whom she could not class definitely as the God of her childhood, and could not comprehend as any other.
And with those words he realized that he had definitely committed himself to his hypocritical role.
He was definitely afraid that the Mingotts might be going too far; that, in fact, they might have Granny Mingott's orders to bring the Countess Olenska to the ball.
He wanted to surrender himself entirely to the service of God, and he made up his mind definitely that he would be ordained.
She was really rather shocked to find it definitely established that her own second cousin, Cyril Alardyce, had lived for the last four years with a woman who was not his wife, who had borne him two children, and was now about to bear him another.
Ambrose was now inclined to be definitely pessimistic.
Differences of degree there were, of course; but no one more delicately and definitely knew those differences than did Jerry himself.
Why, as I understand it, who am no navigator, the variation was not so definitely and accurately known in those days as now.
An old sly Fox, seeing this, said, "May I never make myself so ridiculous as you do in your pride and self-conceit; for even though you have the size of a lion among wolves, in a herd of lions you are definitely a wolf.
As he pressed forward he became conscious that his way was haunted by invisible existences whom he could not definitely figure to his mind.