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- n. The state or quality of being certain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Certainty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as certainty.
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An attentive rereading of the gospels can establish with equal certainness that she was clever, strong-minded, a survivor, a leader, a woman capable to weather hardship, to withhold her dignity in ambiguous and dangerous situations (pregnancy out of wedlock, to quote the most obvious), and to maneuver complex situations, including the announcement by the angel, in her own favor.
Lashing out of her with a jealousy that I was not the person she was with, and with a certainness that I may never be, hence our estrangement from one another.