I feel certain of it.
I'm certain he doesn't realize it, but he does put himself first.
Glancing at the clock on her nightstand, she waited until certain her father had left then rose.
She was equally certain that he would have loved them.
We are certain about the results of this test, though.
Was it wishful thinking that made her so certain that he wasn't?
I can't say for certain, but I feel eyes on me.
Probably anonymously, probably with certain controls—but I believe they will share it.
Once she was certain Cade and his guests were comfortable, she retreated to her room with a book.
You don't sound certain enough to make a deal with me.
The hair on the back of his neck had been standing for the past mile he'd walked, only he wasn't entirely certain why.
Dulce was certain that he would return to his roots eventually.
She waited until she was certain he was distracted before she crept across the apartment, keeping as close to the wall farthest from him as possible.
There were few things in life she was certain about, and one of them was that she'd felt safer with Jule during their short time together than she ever did with her father.
The two Guardians looked at each other, neither certain how to respond.
But at a certain point, you don't need any more, and the technology is mature.
They left her beyond confused, terrified and certain she didn't want anything to do with Darkyn right now.
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
First: It will help us understand why certain people get certain genetic diseases.
At a certain season of our life we are accustomed to consider every spot as the possible site of a house.
"We put the numbers in a certain format that makes it easier for them to analyze," I said, trying to sound like I knew what I was talking about.
The heaviness of her mind grew, until she wasn't certain why she should resist Darkyn in the first place.
At a sufficient distance over the woods this sound acquires a certain vibratory hum, as if the pine needles in the horizon were the strings of a harp which it swept.
In that moment she was certain she saw something in his eyes - something akin to remorse.
If she hadn't witnessed his exchange with the woman earlier, she would have been certain he was disappointed.
She has learned to connect certain movements of the body with anger, others with joy, and others still with sorrow.
But no, she had been so certain, so naive.
But I must be certain as it may well be the one I slayed as she squatted ignominiously on the toilet.
A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
Knowing Howie, I felt certain he loved her enough to forgive her.
Then we see that only people in certain parts of the country are getting better.
After the hussars had come to the village and Rostov had gone to see the princess, a certain confusion and dissension had arisen among the crowd.
I'm fairly certain she is the one; this Elizabeth...
I can't tell you which clips will be watched in a century, but I'm certain that some will be.
So he commissioned seven emissaries to go out to seven certain oracles around the world and on a predetermined day, let's say July 12, at a predetermined time, say 3:00 p.m.
Why are there fewer traffic jams in one certain city than in any other of its size?
"Move on a hundred yards and we are certainly saved, remain here another two minutes and it is certain death," thought each one.
I was certain he'd awake at the sound but his slumber was so deep he didn't move.
He was making certain I win, she said.
And not just certain farms, but farms that used a certain pesticide.
Alpatych named certain peasants he knew, from whom he told him to take the carts.
We have specific criteria and certain limitations.
Are you certain this is what you want?
Why do people in certain areas stay in school longer than those in other areas?
Not just a certain pesticide, but pesticides that contained a certain chemical.
So you make sure that if your population of redheads had a million people with a certain distribution of age, the distribution in your non-redhead sample is exactly the same.
There is a certain limit of time in less than which no amount of heat can melt the snow.
He gets stymied at times because of lack of access to certain information sources.
He wasn't certain he believed me but he was definitely curious.
In any event, this much is certain: We will see medical advances in the future that seem impossible today.
Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.
This class of guests and members sat in certain habitual places and met in certain habitual groups.
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
The activity of a commander-in-chief does not at all resemble the activity we imagine to ourselves when we sit at ease in our studies examining some campaign on the map, with a certain number of troops on this and that side in a certain known locality, and begin our plans from some given moment.
In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
The books he read were chiefly historical, and on these he spent a certain sum every year.
There was something familiar about that face, yet she was certain she had never met him before.
Please. I have a covering for you as soon as I'm certain you bear me no ill will.
Not at all certain what he meant, she was hungry enough to test his claim.
Think about it this way: All the technology accumulated from the dawn of time to today has given us a certain amount of processing power.
Not just that you went to a certain address but that the address was a movie theater and—based on where you sat and that you ordered tickets online—you saw Episode VII of Star Wars.
Or that a certain group of people who do a seemingly unrelated set of a dozen activities report levels of happiness higher than average?
The computers would then see that most people who got better bought their radishes in stores stocked from certain farms.
Due to genetic factors we will certainly learn about in the future, some drugs and treatments do not work on certain people.
The pay per click (PPC) business is a way to advertise online to people who did a specific search in a search engine like Google or who are viewing content on a certain topic.
When we talk about it in terms of scarcity, we usually mean clean water in a certain location is scarce.
The individual had no liberties, or at least very few, but in exchange was, in theory, entitled to certain economic rights.
It is the same spirit that makes people fanatical about a certain sports team, regardless of the players or the score.
Let us drink to his health and to the certain defeat of the French!
If there was none of this magnanimity in war, we should go to war only when it was worth while going to certain death, as now.
Jauntily shifting the position of his legs in their tight riding breeches, diffusing an odor of perfume, and admiring his partner, himself, and the fine outlines of his legs in their well-fitting Hessian boots, Nicholas told the blonde lady that he wished to run away with a certain lady here in Voronezh.
Evidently she could speak of Russia's misfortunes with a certain artificiality, but her brother was too near her heart and she neither could nor would speak lightly of him.
How certain are you?
She withdrew her teeth from his neck, not at all certain what to think of what she'd done.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
Our body is like a perfect watch that should go for a certain time.
And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.
In every action we examine we see a certain measure of freedom and a certain measure of inevitability.
You're doing this so the bees will be more interested in certain flowers?
Are we certain the tips this woman cited can't be traced back to us?
I thought of Frank Vasapolli and the difficulty he had securing certain information.
Certain creatures with unlimited power and motivations thousands of years in the making weren't what Damian really needed right now.
She punched slowly a few times until she was certain she'd corrected her punch.
She stood in front of the door nervously for a long moment, not certain it would open.
Certain enough to make me a deal?
How certain are you?
Deidre wasn't certain what to think at the sight of the girl on the bed.
She nudged his chin aside but wasn't certain about biting him.
She wasn't certain what to feel: angry at Darkyn for setting her up or sorrow at facing the mate she'd never have.
She wasn't certain how he could say such a thing about the woman who gave up everything for him.
We know for certain that these feats, and hundreds more like them, are true.
I buy something because I have certain assumptions about how much happiness it will bring me.
The principle here is to agree to buy a certain amount of a commodity at a certain price from farmers in these countries.
He pulls up next to a farmer and asks the farmer how to get to a certain place.
Even in civilized corporate offices, professionals in business attire say their work tasks place them "down in the trenches" or that a certain "campaign" requires "guerrilla" marketing.
I have found it best not to tell her that she cannot understand, because she is almost certain to become excited.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
We have had to agree on a certain set of rules, called etiquette and politeness, to make this frequent meeting tolerable and that we need not come to open war.
"The earth," he adds elsewhere, "especially if fresh, has a certain magnetism in it, by which it attracts the salt, power, or virtue (call it either) which gives it life, and is the logic of all the labor and stir we keep about it, to sustain us; all dungings and other sordid temperings being but the vicars succedaneous to this improvement."
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
I fear that it may enjoy a certain health of its own; that we may be well, yet not pure.
But the notes of the flute came home to his ears out of a different sphere from that he worked in, and suggested work for certain faculties which slumbered in him.
Some years ago, the State met me in behalf of the Church, and commanded me to pay a certain sum toward the support of a clergyman whose preaching my father attended, but never I myself.
"Is it certain?" she said.
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
I know, heaven knows how, but I know for certain that you won't marry her.
'He's a fool who trusts to luck, one should make certain,' and I want to try.
He heard those around him disputing in whispers and one of them insisting that he should be led along a certain carpet.
And the main thing is," he continued, "that I know, and know for certain, that the enjoyment of doing this good is the only sure happiness in life."
The prisoners were placed in a certain order, according to the list (Pierre was sixth), and were led to the post.
Beyond a certain limit no mechanical disruption of the body could hasten the process of decomposition.
We can't start the affair without knowing for certain how many there are.
Certain destruction lay behind the French but in front there was hope.
Why this was necessary he did not know, but he knew for certain that it was necessary.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
It's changed a lot; almost completely, but I'm a hundred percent certain I visited Brockville.
She peered through the crack in the door until certain they both entered the bedroom, then opened the closet door and slid out the opened front door.
She looked him over again, certain he could escape any time he wanted.
"Jonny, hon, let me tell you one thing," she said and approached close enough she was certain no one else could overhear her.
"You are certain?" he said at last.
A breeze made her curtains flutter, and she closed it, certain Claire's cries of ecstasy would soon fill the air around the mansion.
How certain are you that what you feel is not real?
I'm very certain, Oz, that you gave me the best brains in the world, for I can think with them day and night, when all other brains are fast asleep.
But give credit where credit is due: For certain tasks, machines perform vastly better than humans.
You could see which restaurants were rated the highest on Yelp, which ones certain reviewers liked, and so on.
Of all the celebrated accomplishments of science, I think none is more significant than the end of certain diseases, especially the scourge of polio.
When industries are taken without payment to the property owner, it has a certain legal term.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
One thing is certain, the language was ineffaceably stamped upon my brain, though for a long time no one knew it, least of all myself.
By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.
One learns many things then, she added with a certain pride.
Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.
There is nothing certain, nothing at all except the unimportance of everything I understand, and the greatness of something incomprehensible but all-important.
The races, the English Club, sprees with Denisov, and visits to a certain house--that was another matter and quite the thing for a dashing young hussar!
After the fish, which made a certain sensation, the count exchanged glances with the other committeemen.
It's even certain that I should have done the same, then why this duel, this murder?
I'm certain of it; you'll see.
He began reading about the sufferings and virtuous struggles of a certain Emilie de Mansfeld.
"You absolutely must come and see me," she said in a tone that implied that, for certain considerations he could not know of, this was absolutely necessary.
I can't make out what the commander at Korchevo--a certain Khandrikov--is up to; till now the additional men and provisions have not arrived.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
Certain rights and privileges for the aristocracy appear to me a means of maintaining that sentiment.
On returning home in the evening he would jot down in his notebook four or five necessary calls or appointments for certain hours.
As soon as we have a certain number of worthy men in every state, each of them again training two others and all being closely united, everything will be possible for our order, which has already in secret accomplished much for the welfare of mankind.
But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not know for certain how much Vera would have and did not receive at least part of the dowry in advance, he would have to break matters off.
The Emperor said that the fiscal system must be reorganized and the accounts published, recounted Bitski, emphasizing certain words and opening his eyes significantly.
She knew this for certain, though she hardly heard his voice through the closed doors.
What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.
Natasha knew for certain that he was enraptured by her.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
It was not a council of war, but, as it were, a council to elucidate certain questions for the Emperor personally.
From the tone in which the courtiers addressed him and the way Paulucci had allowed himself to speak of him to the Emperor, but above all from a certain desperation in Pfuel's own expressions, it was clear that the others knew, and Pfuel himself felt, that his fall was at hand.
Even to Natasha herself it was pleasant to see that so many sacrifices were being made for her sake, and to know that she had to take medicine at certain hours, though she declared that no medicine would cure her and that it was all nonsense.
She knew for certain that she was pretty, but this no longer gave her satisfaction as it used to.
The count listened with closed eyes, heaving abrupt sighs at certain passages.
I have heard of certain projects concerning... you know.
To a man not swayed by passion that welfare is never certain, but he who commits such a crime always knows just where that welfare lies.
He was as indifferent as heretofore to money matters, but now he felt certain of what ought and what ought not to be done.
Those words only denote a certain stage of understanding of phenomena.
I do not know why a certain event occurs; I think that I cannot know it; so I do not try to know it and I talk about chance.
Moreover, certain men wrote some books at that time.
To this, modern history laboriously replies either that Napoleon was a great genius, or that Louis XIV was very proud, or that certain writers wrote certain books.
That Chateaubriand, Madame de Stael, and others spoke certain words to one another only affected their mutual relations but does not account for the submission of millions.
The historians of culture are quite consistent in regard to their progenitors, the writers of universal histories, for if historical events may be explained by the fact that certain persons treated one another in such and such ways, why not explain them by the fact that such and such people wrote such and such books?
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
So that examining the relation in time of the commands to the events, we find that a command can never be the cause of the event, but that a certain definite dependence exists between the two.
For common action people always unite in certain combinations, in which regardless of the difference of the aims set for the common action, the relation between those taking part in it is always the same.
When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.
But in the Crusades we already see an event occupying its definite place in history and without which we cannot imagine the modern history of Europe, though to the chroniclers of the Crusades that event appeared as merely due to the will of certain people.
All that we know of the external world of nature is only a certain relation of the forces of nature to inevitability, or of the essence of life to the laws of reason.
There are certain things proper for a kitten to eat; but I never heard of a kitten eating a pig, under ANY cir'stances.
I am certain this idea is going to take some time to get used to.
It is certain that I cannot always distinguish my own thoughts from those I read, because what I read becomes the very substance and texture of my mind.
The courses at Radcliffe are elective, only certain courses in English are prescribed.
This much is certain, she cannot have any sense that other people may not have, and the existence of a special sense is not evident to her or to any one who knows her.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
To my imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which I had visited a year before.
How much more complex than this is the game of war, which occurs under certain limits of time, and where it is not one will that manipulates lifeless objects, but everything results from innumerable conflicts of various wills!
One thing was certain--that he was suffering and wished to say something.
Berg drove up to his father-in-law's house in his spruce little trap with a pair of sleek roans, exactly like those of a certain prince.
Miss Sullivan, who knows her pupil's mind, selects from the passing landscape essential elements, which give a certain clearness to Miss Keller's imagined view of an outer world that to our eyes is confused and overloaded with particulars.
"Then it is certain?" said the prince.
Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.