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 for Of a certain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Certain \Cer"tain\, a. [F. certain, fr. (assumed) LL. certanus,
     fr. L. certus determined, fixed, certain, orig. p. p. of
     cernere to perceive, decide, determine; akin to Gr. ? to
     decide, separate, and to E. concern, critic, crime, riddle a
     sieve, rinse, v.]
     1. Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions
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              To make her certain of the sad event. --Dryden.
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              I myself am certain of you.           --Wyclif.
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     2. Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.
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              However, I with thee have fixed my lot,
              Certain to undergo like doom.         --Milton.
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     3. Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.
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              The dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof
              sure.                                 --Dan. ii. 45.
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     4. Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.
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              Virtue that directs our ways
              Through certain dangers to uncertain praise.
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              Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
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     5. Unfailing; infallible.
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              I have often wished that I knew as certain a remedy
              for any other distemper.              --Mead.
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     6. Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.
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              The people go out and gather a certain rate every
              day.                                  --Ex. xvi. 4.
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     7. Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or
        some; -- sometimes used independenty as a noun, and
        meaning certain persons.
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              It came to pass when he was in a certain city.
                                                    --Luke. v. 12.
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              About everything he wrote there was a certain
              natural grace und decorum.            --Macaulay.
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     For certain, assuredly.
     Of a certain, certainly.
     Syn: Bound; sure; true; undeniable; unquestionable;
          undoubted; plain; indubitable; indisputable;
          incontrovertible; unhesitating; undoubting; fixed;
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