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certainly

[ sur-tn-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF certainly

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CERTAINLY

She certainly knew he was liable to go at any time, in exactly the way he did go.

I certainly did need you to come along right now and set me straight.

"Certainly, Robert," was the reply, but the lawyer's manner showed some surprise.

Too bad, though—you certainly need a wife to take the conceit out of you.

"You certainly do know your business, son," said Uncle Peter, fervently.

Aldonza had certainly not taught him the phrases he was so fond of repeating.

He certainly had warmed a snake on his hearth, and how was he to be rid of it?

"He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.

"He certainly was not what is called a domestic character," said Aunt Jane.

There could probably be no concealment, certainly no explanation.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, in all main modern senses, from certain + -ly (2).

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