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I am certain or truly believe that I had my lucky ring in my pocket when I walked across the bridge. But my sister says she is certain or has no doubt that she saw it in my hand, and that I dropped it when I reached for my phone. It is strange to be so certain or sure about something and then find out that you are wrong. All I know is now I am certain or really believe that I will never see that ring again, so I hope that it brings someone else some better luck!

Quiz: If someone is certain about something, what do they think?

  • They almost believe it.
  • They may never believe it.
  • They truly believe it.

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Certain Curtain The curtain was pretty certain that it could cover the window, and it was right!

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  • I certainly wouldn’t deny you that same choice. —Jacob Have I Loved
  • They laughed again and the Thug said, “I'm a let you in on something, Sleepy LaBone, there’s certain members of this band that you will be outplaying in three weeks, but it’s gon na take you a whole lot longer to top me. —Bud, Not Buddy

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cert sure

If you are certain about something, you are “sure” of it.

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Malcolm in the Middle She's certain that she is right!
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certainty n sureness of a belief in something