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  • 1 certain — certain, aine [ sɛrtɛ̃, ɛn ] adj. et pron. • certan 1160; lat. pop. °certanus, de certus « assuré » I ♦ Adj. A ♦ Après le nom 1 ♦ (Possibilité) (Sujet chose) Qui est effectif sans laisser aucun doute, perçu directement ou établi par des preuves,… …

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  • 2 certain — certain, aine (sèr tin, tè n ) adj. 1°   Qui ne peut manquer, faillir, tromper, en parlant des choses. Ce qui est certain Il est certain que.... Je n oserais donner pour certain que.... Tenir pour certain. Un espoir certain de salut. Je le sais… …

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  • 3 Certain General — Certain General, 2008 Background information Origin New York, New York, United States Genres Post punk …

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  • 4 certain — CERTAIN, AINE. adject. Indubitable, vrai. En ce sens il ne se dit que Des choses. Cela est certain. La nouvelle est certaine. Il est certain. On tient pour certain. Faire un rapport certain. J ai eu un avis certain que. ... f♛/b] En parlant Des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 Certain Affinity — Type Video game developer Industry Computer and video games Founded 2006 Headquarters Austin, Texas, USA Key people Max Hoberman (President) …

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  • 6 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.] …

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  • 7 Certain Chapters (film) — Certain Chapters Directed by Abbas Akbar Produced by Raj Maiden High Breed Media Starring Abbas Akbar Elias Mikail Music by Shabir …

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  • 8 certain — et asseuré, Certus, Indubitatus. Certain de partir, Iam certus eundi. En certain temps, Rato tempore. Il est certain, Liquet, Certum, Non arbitrarium. Il n est rien si certain, Certo certius, B. ex Vlp. Pour certain, Nae, Nimirum, Plane, Verum… …

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  • 9 certain — CERTAIN, [cert]aine. adj. Asseuré, vray. Faire un rapport certain & assuré de quelque chose. des nouvelles certaines. On dit aussi, Estre certain de quelque chose, pour dire, En estre bien asseuré. Estes vous bien certain de cela? j en suis fort… …

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  • 10 certain — [sʉrt′ n] adj. [ME & OFr < VL * certanus < L certus, determined, fixed, orig. pp. of cernere, to distinguish, decide, orig., to sift, separate: see HARVEST] 1. fixed, settled, or determined 2. sure (to happen, etc.); inevitable 3. not to be …

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  • 11 CERTAIN — CERTAIN, CERTITUDE.     Je suis certain; j ai des amis; ma fortune est sûre; mes parents ne m abandonneront jamais; on me rendra justice; mon ouvrage est bon, il sera bien reçu; on me doit, on me paiera; mon amant sera fidèle, il l a juré; le… …

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  • 12 Certain People I Know — Single by Morrissey from the album Your Arsenal Released 7 December 1992 …

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  • 13 certain — I (fixed) adjective absolute, assured, attested, certified, changeless, conclusive, confident, confirmed, decided, decisive, definite, determinate, determined, firm, guaranteed, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable,… …

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  • 14 certain — cer‧tain [ˈsɜːtn ǁ ˈsɜːrtn] adjective a sum certain LAW an amount of money that cannot be changed or have anything added to it: • a written order requiring the importer to pay a sum certain in the exporter s domestic currency * * * certain UK US… …

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  • 15 Certain Distant Suns — Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA Genres Alternative rock Years active 1988 – 1996 Labels CDM Giant R …

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  • 16 Certain Fury — Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal Produced by Gilbert Adler Written by Michael Jacobs Starring …

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  • 17 certain — adj 1 positive, *sure, cocksure Analogous words: *confident, assured, sanguine Antonyms: uncertain Contrasted words: *doubtful, dubious, questionable 2 Certain, inevitable, necessary are comparable when they mean bound to follow in obedience to… …

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  • 18 Certain Women — was an Australian television soap opera created by prominent Australian TV dramatist Tony Morphett and produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 1973 and 1976. The idea for series reportedly grew out of Morphett s frustration… …

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  • 19 Certain Blacks — Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago Released 1970 …

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  • 20 certain — [adj1] confident assertive, assured, believing, calm, cocksure, convinced, positive, questionless, sanguine, satisfied, secure, selfconfident, sure, unconcerned, undisturbed, undoubtful, undoubting, unperturbed, untroubled; concept 403 Ant.… …

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