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certain Idioms & Phrases

For certain

  • adverb definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
    certainly; sure; sure enough; sure as shooting; surely; for sure.
    • the results are surely encouraging
    • she certainly is a hard worker
    • it's going to be a good day for sure
    • they are coming, for certain
    • they thought he had been killed sure enough
    • he'll win sure as shooting
    • they sure smell good
    • sure he'll come
  • assuredly.
Webster 1913

Of a certain

  • certainly.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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