dead certainty

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Weller's statement relative to the accommodations of the establishment, and to back his entreaties with a variety of dismal conjectures regarding the state of the roads, the doubt of fresh horses being to be had at the next stage, the dead certainty of its raining all night, the equally mortal certainty of its clearing up in the morning, and other topics of inducement familiar to innkeepers.
Well, it was touching to see the queen blush and smile, and look embarrassed and happy, and fling fur- tive glances at Sir Launcelot that would have got him shot in Arkansas, to a dead certainty.
'I will tell you what, my pleasant fellow,' rejoined Toby quickly, 'if you are going to pry into everything you meet with here that excites your curiosity, you will marvellously soon get knocked on the head; to a dead certainty you will come bang upon a party of these savages in the midst of your discovery-makings, and I doubt whether such an event would particularly delight you, just take my advice for once, and let us 'bout ship and steer in some other direction; besides, it's getting late and we ought to be mooring ourselves for the night.'
All I can discern is, that it will, to a dead certainty, turn one way or the other on the day when she passes Noel Vanstone's doors in disguise.
"They will quarrel now, to a dead certainty!" he thought to himself, as he closed the door.
Mesdames" (to the dowagers), "you will take cold to a dead certainty, if you stay in this chill gallery any longer."
Not that I really care what happens to me now that that woman knows I'm in the land of the living; she'll let it out, to a dead certainty, and at the best there'll be a hue and cry, which is the very thing I have escaped all these years.
It may be so with a simple peasant, but with one of our sort, an intelligent man cultivated on a certain side, it's a dead certainty. For, my dear fellow, it's a very important matter to know on what side a man is cultivated.
This won't be another Ice Age in the course of nature but a dead certainty generated entirely by human activity-and inaction.
And their battle is a dead certainty to tighten as the F1 show leaves Europe after this Sunday to go to the farther reaches of the grand prix globe.
It's a dead certainty that double honor won't be repeated, since "Katie" was canceled.
IT IS a stone dead certainty the Bank of England will sit tight on interest rates at 0.5% when it makes its latest announcement on ursday, according to Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight.