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Cert

noun
1.
An absolute certainty.



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"Cert" Quotes from Famous Books



... "You cert'nly look like it, mister!" the woman shuddered, closing the wide V at her bosom, the flaring garment clutched in her ...
— Claim Number One • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... along, some of you sportsmen! I ain't made the price of my railway fare, s'elp me!" "It's a dead cert, gents." "Can't afford to buy thick 'uns at four quid apiece!" "Five to one on the field!" "I lay ...
— The Christian - A Story • Hall Caine

... into Saint Pierre, for I knew old John Rose and his gang of herring netters would cert'nly relish a drink of red rum now and again on a cold winter's night, and, going ashore, I runs into a sort of fat, black lad about forty-five, half French, half English, that was a great trader there, named Miller. 'Twas off him I bought ...
— Wide Courses • James Brendan Connolly

... cert'inly not," ses Joseph, patting 'im on the shoulder; "but couldn't you do it just for once? 'Ave a dream that me and Emily are killed a few days arter the wedding. Don't say in wot way, 'cos she might think we could avoid ...
— Short Cruises • W.W. Jacobs

... girls, by Jove! Well, he who fights and runs away lives to fight another day. Still, a rolling stone doesn't climb hills. Here he was, stranded. Go to Mexico? So much a week? Such and such a turn? Teach the child? Cert! ...
— The Bill-Toppers • Andre Castaigne

... you venture on the trail on such a night?" asked old Norton, as he poured out a joram of hot whiskey for each of the men. "A moral cert, you wouldn't strike Foss River in ...
— The Story of the Foss River Ranch • Ridgwell Cullum

... "it's up to you. But I'll just say this. Little Willie here is a dead cert, and if I was you I'd take a sporting chance ...
— The Secret Adversary • Agatha Christie

... that way if you like. But the patrols have been doubled. I suppose you know that? And it's a cert there are special men on duty, ever since the death of ...
— Tales of Chinatown • Sax Rohmer

... thought the corporal, "much use it will be for me to retreat upwards! He will nip me on the sixth floor! It's a dead cert!" ...
— A Nest of Spies • Pierre Souvestre

... sayd, in yg ones is very holdfast. Secondly because nature hath made vs to knowledge the study of y^t thynge can not be to hasty, wherof y^e author of al thyng her self hath graffed in vs y^e seedes. Beside this some thinges be necessary to be know[en] wh[en] we be s[um]what elder, which by a cert[en] peculier readines of nature, y^e tender age perceiueth both much more quickly, & also more esily th[en] doth y^e elder, as y^e first beginnings of letters, y^e knowledge of tges, tales & fabels ...
— The Education of Children • Desiderius Erasmus

... A.O. "I had one of my periscopes hit clean by a bullet this morning. Fritz must be having a nap, or he would have had you for a cert." ...
— How I Filmed the War - A Record of the Extraordinary Experiences of the Man Who - Filmed the Great Somme Battles, etc. • Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins

... "Why, cert! Ise remembers now dat—" A sudden change came over the boy's face. "Wheer's dem cloes youse promised me?" ...
— Wanted—A Match Maker • Paul Leicester Ford

... ez they hev the votes, to let Nap hey the power; But our folks they went an' believed wut we'd told 'em An', the flag once insulted, no mortle could hold 'em. 'Twuz pervokin' jest when we wuz cert'in to win,— And I, for one, wun't trust the masses agin: 60 For a People thet knows much ain't fit to be free In the self-cockin', back-action ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

... a cert," said Stott. "I'll see no boy of mine touches a ball afore he's fourteen, and then 'e'll learn from me; and learn right. From the first go off." He was silent for a few seconds, and then he broke out in a kind of ecstasy. "My Gawd, 'e'll be a bowler such as 'as never been, never ...
— The Wonder • J. D. Beresford

... Mr. Theodore come to de door an' say, 'Gent'mun, he aint here.' Aint nobody believe dat. Dey was a-fixin' to bus' on in anyhow, when Miss Allie come out. She come right down dem steps 'mongst all dem mad folks an' say, calm an' lady-lak, 'Gent'mun, my brother-in-law is here, cert'ny. Where would he go for safety 'cepn to his brother's house? But I give you my word dat he gwine stay right here 'till you put him on de firs' train headin' nawth. Den no mo' blood will be spilled.' An' dat's what ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Mississippi Narratives • Works Projects Administration

... "Cert'nly. But I'm real sorry you are leaving us, I don't want to pry inter any man's business, and you know these islands as well as I do; but I guess I wouldn't stay here if I war you. Why, it won't pay a man to stay and trade on a bit of a place like ...
— Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories - 1898 • Louis Becke

... beach on that course, down about where the wreck is. It'll be dry enough walking when she gets there. If she keeps on the gait she's going now, she ought to be able to fetch good and high and dry up on the mud. They'd cert'nly be able to step ashore—when they get there. Ah-h-h, ...
— The Seiners • James B. (James Brendan) Connolly

... be for the missus. She 'as lots o' callers. She's a widder. If I was a woman, I'd be a widder. (jumps off couch) Oh lor, if it's the tailor, (crosses to fire, stands back to it, legs apart) I wouldn't mind so much, only I sold my old clothes to 'ave a bit on a dead cert, wot didn't come orf—dead certs never do—I wish my clothes was a ...
— Oh! Susannah! - A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts • Mark Ambient

... Trot, trying to comfort her, "it's sure to be somewhere, so we'll cert'nly run across ...
— The Lost Princess of Oz • L. Frank Baum



Words linked to "Cert" :   Britain, sure thing, UK, foregone conclusion, cant, patois, vernacular, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, slang, argot, Great Britain, lingo, jargon, U.K., certainty



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