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  • n. Plural form of certitude.

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Examples

  • Denouncing persons skeptical about the shrill certitudes of those who say global warming poses an imminent threat to the planet, he says:

    2010 February - Telic Thoughts

  • Without this openness to further questions, these answers, whether scientific findings, reports on slices of reality, or certitudes about how things work, may over time crystallize, become opaque, and begin to function as obstacles, blocking further inquiry into the essence of ever-evolving change in the now.

    Alison Rose Levy: What Can Spiritual Seekers Learn from Scientists?

  • The two certitudes of life are death and that Jimmy Buffett will never find that lost shaker of salt.

    Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

  • These people are on the air every night spouting certitudes about life as they see it and dramatically influencing public opinion.

    Lou Dobbs, evil idiot

  • It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency.

    mjh's blog — 2008 — September

  • America, he goes on to say, is currently awash in an unpleasant surplus of clanging, clashing certitudes, and that is why there is such a level of a rhetorical bitterness disproportionate to our real differences.

    God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …

  • My faith is a congeries of dogmatical certitudes, one of which is that the new liturgy is the triumph, yea the resurrection, of the Philistines. posted by John at 11: 07 AM

    Leap Year -- Day

  • Culled from notebooks McCarthy said he kept during that year, Odd Man Out is a memoir, a nonfiction book that isn't a slave to the certitudes of journalism, but rather is beholden to the author's overriding, unflinching honesty to their subject.

    Jon Greenberg: Odd Man Out ... Again

  • We return with him to Europe and observe his downward spiral as he persists in obstinately questioning the certitudes in which his teachers would seem to have him believe -- along with the upward spiral that brings him to a mature, less dependent sense of self and a release, not only from his monastic vows, but from the intellectual torment of doubt.

    Peter Clothier: The Novice: A Book Review

  • I am just trying to provoke some discussion here about potential, not any certitudes.

    Poll: Obama Just Edging McCain In Virginia

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