How to use Confidently in a sentence

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  • The possibility of miracles is often confidently denied.

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  • Finally it has become apparent that many problems hitherto left for political economy to solve belong more properly to the moralist, if not to the moral philosopher, and it may be confidently expected that with the increased complexity of social life and the disappearance of many sanctions of morality hitherto regarded as inviolable, the future will bring a renewed and practical 1 Cf.

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  • Some French authorities confidently put forward a claim that Guillaume le Testu, of Provence, sighted the continent in 1531.

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  • His opponents had confidently predicted that he would fail utterly in the House of Commons.

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  • That strike had been liberally helped by the Australian unions, and it was confidently predicted that, as the Australian workers were more effectively organized than the English unions, a corresponding success would result from their course of action.

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  • The Austrian support on which he relied confidently in 1870 proved delusive, for he could obtain nothing from Austria unless he had Italy with him, and nothing from' Italy without the evacuation of Rome.

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  • He was able to liaise confidently with users and other support staff.

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  • He strode away confidently.

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  • Bonnet's eminent contemporary, Buffon, held nearly the same views with respect to the nature of the germ, and expresses them even more confidently.

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  • From this result it follows (see Probability) that the standard deviation of the array, which we have taken as a measure of individual variability, is equal to the standard deviation of the race multiplied by V I - (2) z or by * These results cannot be accepted as final, but they are based on so many investigations of animals and plants, of such widely different kinds, that they may confidently be expected to hold for large classes of organic characters.

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  • Of the monuments that exist around this city two classes may be confidently referred to the period of Phrygian greatness.

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  • When he had joined the Freemasons he had experienced the feeling of one who confidently steps onto the smooth surface of a bog.

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  • Her secret now in the open, she met his gaze confidently.

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  • The camels (Tylopoda) certainly originated in the northern hemisphere, but although their birthplace has been confidently claimed for North America, an equal, if not stronger, claim may be made on the part of Central Asia.

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  • Politicians are always dressed smart, and stride confidently into a room.

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  • Apartment are more sure of themselves, swaggering confidently around stage.

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  • Most Jews not only confidently believe that their own future lies in progressive development within the various nationalities of the world, but they also hope that a similar consummation is in store for the as yet unemancipated branches of Israel.

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  • He confidently expected to be nominated for president in 1844, and his famous letter of the 27th of April, in which he frankly opposed the immediate annexation of Texas, though doubtless contributing greatly to his defeat, was not made public until he felt practically sure of the nomination.

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  • The implications of such a view were first clearly apparent when Hume showed that on the basis of it there seemed to be nothing that we could confidently affirm except the order of our own impressions and ideas.

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  • Zwingli looked rather to the City Fathers than to the pope, and as long as he had them with him he moved confidently and laboured for reforms which were as much political and moral in character as religious.

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  • Patmore is one of the few Victorian poets of whom it may confidently be predicted that the memory of his greater achievements will outlive all consideration of occasional lapses from taste and dignity.

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  • It has been abandoned jungle since the 3rd century A.D., or perhaps earlier, so that the ruined sites, numerous through the whole district, have remained undisturbed, and further discoveries may be confidently expected.

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  • Moses was an ultimately blind leader that still led his devoted followers confidently.

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  • She is acting confidently and thereby instilling confidence in the class.

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  • Moving confidently, we then climb several lower peaks to explore the massif and get used to high altitude.

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  • Once completed young sailors will be able to sail a dinghy confidently in light winds and be aware of safety issues and basic meteorology.

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  • Unfortunately, failing public sector IT projects are no longer the exception and huge cost overruns can be confidently predicted.

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  • Regions, weakly defined by NMR or possibly affected by crystal packing, are determined less confidently.

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  • The volumes can however be confidently predicted, in most cases, to fill the available capacity.

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  • I confidently expect this to be a fairly resounding failure.

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  • To resolve the riddle of the " UN ", we confidently offer LVT.

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  • Quizzed by the Emir, the camel driver related his story confidently enough but he always seemed uneasy and rather shifty.

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  • Choice Vacuum technology enables you to confidently sterilize hollow instruments and wrapped items.

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  • For pantheism personal immortality appears a lesser good than reabsorption in the universal life; but against this objection we may confidently maintain that worthier of God and more blessed for man is the hope of a conscious communion in an eternal life of the Father of all with His whole family.

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  • It is now generally held that he may possibly be the author of the last (although the claims of Hirtius are considered stronger), but certainly not of the two first, although Niebuhr confidently assigned the Bellum Africanum to him; the writer of these took an actual part in the wars they described, whereas Oppius was in Rome at the time.

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  • It may confidently be asserted that, of insects which directly or indirectly affect the welfare of man, Diptera form the vast majority, and it is a moot point whether the good effected by many species in the rapid clearing away of animal and vegetable impurities, and in keeping other insect enemies in check, counterbalances the evil and annoyance wrought by a large section of the Order.

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  • The only entire enamelled vessel which we can confidently attribute to Byzantine art is a small vase preserved in the treasury of St Mark's at Venice.

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  • He not unnaturally expressed his amazement when that very juvenile reformer Olavus Petri confidently informed him that the pope was antichrist.

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  • If and when this happens we may confidently expect a true revival of religion in the Protestant world.

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  • A man walks out of one room confidently and immediately enters the next as a sniveling coward.

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  • They are like little dogs barking at the heels of a nation that is striding forward confidently.

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  • Once your child starts toddling around confidently without support, he 's likely to be ready for his first pair of shoes.

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  • As investors or board members, we are aware that entrepreneurs usually have their confidence shaken at this point and may struggle to sell confidently.

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  • Once you have a number in mind, you'll be able to negotiate more confidently with the dealer.

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  • Even if you're a scrapbooking novice, these lessons will have you confidently creating your own layouts in no time at all.

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  • Being familiar with lingo such as port, aft, starboard, muster station, and other vocabulary will help you navigate different decks confidently.

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  • By having a carefully prepared car, drivers can take to the roads confidently in the winter.

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  • Disney looks for confidence and charisma - those who can confidently represent the Disney name.

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  • These resources are designed to help you confidently say "Yes, I'm tracing my family tree."

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  • To find your best prom look, you need to know what type of hair style you will be comfortable in and feel confidently beautiful with.

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  • Heels always make your legs look longer and more toned, though the heel height and style of the shoe are completely up to what you feel you can confidently walk in.

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  • Having this information will not only allow you to find the part you need faster, but you'll also be able to shop confidently knowing that you're ordering the exact part you need to repair your GE Spacemaker microwave.

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  • It takes a certain comfort level to stride confidently in spiked heels, but walking in platform shoes is almost like walking on flat shoes because the height is spread evenly under the foot.

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  • Spoiler sites posted their speculations, many of Charlaine Harris' fans posted confidently that it would be Lafayette that was found dead.

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  • While you may avoid that particular area like the plague, you can confidently grab a bottle of this deliciously scented product and never gain an ounce!

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  • The Help Center has a comprehensive list of questions and answers that should provide you with enough information to confidently use the system.

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  • After studying the car thoughtfully for a few minutes, he confidently assumed authority.

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  • From Socrates, in Xenophon's Memorabilia, downwards, the argument is tolerably common; it is notable in Cicero; in the modern discussion it dominates the 18th-century mode of thought, is confidently appealed to though not worked out by Butler, and is fully stated by Paley.

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  • They felt they must resist him to the death, and with the troops scattered throughout Italy, and the newly enfranchised Italians, to whom it was understood that Sulla was bitterly hostile, they counted confidently on success.

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  • Sharp's proposed association of the parasitic wingless insects in a group Anapterygota cannot, however, be defended as natural; and recent researches into the structure of these forms enables us to associate them confidently with related winged orders.

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  • Wagner added all the arts to each other, and in one of them he attained so consummate a mastery that we can confidently turn to it when his words and doctrines fail us.

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  • Be this as it may, we may confidently date the purification of Wagner's music at the moment when he set to work on a story which carried him finally away from that world of stereotyped operatic passions into which he had already breathed so much disturbing life.

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  • But even this could be suffered with equanimity, since Buller was about to bring his own force into play, and Buller, it was confidently supposed, would not fail.

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  • Jerablus was confidently identified with Carchemish (but without positive proof to this day), and the occurrence of Hamathite monuments there was held to confirm the Hittite theory.

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  • It was confidently believed towards the close of the 10th century that he had made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem; and, like many other great rulers, it was reported that he was only sleeping to awake in the hour of his country's need.

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  • But on the 6th of May he learned that the Japanese 1st Army had again halted at Fenghwang-cheng and that the 2nd Army was disembarking at Pitszewo, and he resumed (though less confidently) his original idea.

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  • Of late, too, it has been much argued, and often somewhat confidently maintained, that Hebrew monotheism is derivative from Babylonian monotheism.

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  • We cannot write quite so confidently with regard to the relation of the various pathogenic Trypanosomes to Tsetseflies (Glossinae).

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  • It seemed an easy task for such a coalition to wrest the coveted spoil from the young Charles XII.; yet Peter was the only one of the three conspirators who survived the Twenty-one Years' War in which they so confidently embarked during the summer of 1701.

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  • Early in 1905 this impression gained such strength and such polite references were made to one another in public by Lord Rosebery and Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, that his assumption of office in a Liberal ministry, possibly presided over by Earl Spencer, was confidently anticipated.

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  • If this raises the presumption that even the oldest and most isolated biblical evidence may rest upon still older authority, it shows also that the fuller details and context cannot be confidently recovered, and that earlier forms would accord with earlier Palestinian belief.'

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  • By Bacon's directions the proposal to the three judges to give their opinions separately was made suddenly and confidently, and any scruples they might have felt were easily overcome.

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  • It is, however, remarkable that those who hold this opinion never give chapter and verse for it, and it may be said confidently that chapter and verse cannot be given.

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  • This, at any rate, is Hobbes's cardinal doctrine in moral psychology, that each man's appetites or desires are naturally directed either to the preservation of his life, or to that heightening of it which he feels as pleasure.2 Hobbes does not distinguish instinctive from deliberate pleasureseeking; and he confidently resolves the most apparently unselfish emotions into phases of self-regard.

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  • Interesting as these speculations are, it may be confidently affirmed that belief in Satan is not now generally regarded as an essential article of the Christian faith, nor is it found to be an indispensable element of Christian experience.

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  • We started off pretty confidently with the fans in good voice but the early penalty induced panic on the pitch and in the stands.

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  • According to Parke, this customer knows "how to look good and feel sexy, and confidently express this very modern attitude."

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  • On being called to the bar he "found a cause or two at nurse for him, which he did his best to put to death," to the bitter disappointment of his father, who had confidently looked forward to seeing him upon the woolsack.

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  • Their value has usually been placed very low by the special followers of the sciences concerned; they say that the knowledge is second-hand, is not coherent, and is too confidently taken for final.

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  • The Liberal Unionists, whose extinction had once been so confidently foretold, had increased from 46 to 71, and the Parnellites, in spite of the most violent clerical opposition, from 9 to 12.

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  • It may confidently be dated to a period not earlier than the 14th or 15th century A.D., and attributed to the same Bantu people the remains of whose stone-fenced kraals are found at so many places between the Limpopo and the Zambezi.

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  • No finer specimen of literary biography existed in any language, living or dead; and a discerning critic might have confidently predicted that the author was destined to be the founder of a new school of English eloquence.

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  • Though Wagner cannot as yet be confidently credited with a satiric intention in his bathos, the fact remains that all the Rossinian passages are associated with the character of Daland, so as to express his vulgar delight at the prospect of finding a rich son-in-law in the mysterious Dutch seaman.

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  • On behalf of the older it may be confidently affirmed that no solution is likely to find general acceptance which involves the rejection of the conception of unity and intelligible order as the primary principle of our world.

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  • It may on the contrary be confidently asserted with regard to the first three Gospels that the local colouring in them is predominantly Palestinian, and that they 1 The character of Tatian's Diatessaron has been much disputed in the past, but there can no longer be any reasonable doubt on the subject after recent discoveries and investigations.

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  • He was president of the Union, and impressed all his contemporaries with his intellectual ability, Dr Jowett himself confidently predicting his signal success in any career he adopted.

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  • This little Louvre "Annunciation" is not very compatible in style with another and larger, muchdebated "Annunciation" at the Uffizi, which manifestly came from the workshop of Verrocchio about 1473-1474, and which many critics claim confidently for the young Leonardo.

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  • Natasha sat easily and confidently on her black Arabchik and reined him in without effort with a firm hand.

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  • It can confidently be said to have been uniformly base.

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  • It is still in great demand for certain normal purposes for which either great ease in welding or resistance to corrosion by rusting is of great importance; for purposes requiring special forms of extreme ductility which are not so confidently expected in steel; for miscellaneous needs of many users, some ignorant, some very conservative; and for remelting in the crucible processAll the best cutlery and tool steel is made either by the crucible process or in electric furnaces, and indeed all for which any considerable excellence is claimed is supposed to be so made, though often incorrectly.

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  • Youths and maidens maintain towards each other a demeanour of reserve and even indifference, from which it has been confidently affirmed that love does not exist in Japan.

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  • It can be said confidently that the truth is between these two extremes (though in what exact year it is not easy to say), as will be evident from a consideration of the arguments urged, which in each case appear less to prove one extreme than to disprove its opposite.

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  • Indeed, it may be confidently affirmed that those who desire to gain an insight into the true principles and feelings of the men who made and wrote history in the 16th century will find it here far more than in the work designed for publication by the writer.

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