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Synonyms for certainly

definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely')

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Oh, yes, certainly," said the count; "uniform, cross, knee-breeches.
His scheme was to rent the house himself the following winter, that he might have a home of his own in that neighbourhood; and it was not merely for the use of it in the hunting-season(as he was then telling her), though that consideration had certainly some weight, feeling as he did that, in spite of all Dr.
go away as quickly as you can, if my master catches you it will be the worse for you; he certainly did ask you to supper, but his intention is to cut off your two ears.
I certainly will not allow Hans' nature to be spoiled.
They are certainly very lovely,' said Hans, 'and it is a most lucky thing for me that I have so many.
I will certainly go to the French camp with Dolokhov.
Besides, I want to go very much and certainly will go, so don't hinder me," said he.
I suppose that if I once cherished such a passion for Pope personally that I would willingly have done the things that he did, and told the lies, and vented the malice, and inflicted the cruelties that the poor soul was full of, it was for the reason, partly, that I did not see these things as they were, and that in the glamour of his talent I was blind to all but the virtues of his defects, which he certainly had, and partly that in my love of him I could not take sides against him, even when I knew him to be wrong.
Taken for what it is worth, the expression of this mood--the culture of ennui for its own sake--is certainly carried to its ideal of negation by Amiel.
That is certainly clever," said Jack, greatly pleased at finding so simple a way out of the difficulty.
I supposed it would come some day -- but I certainly never thought it would be by proxy.
She certainly has improved, but appearances are deceitful, and she had no constitution to build upon," croaked Aunt Myra.
They were certainly far handsomer than those Dame Shoemaker had made for little Karen.
Jones now declared that they must certainly have lost their way; but this the guide insisted upon was impossible; a word which, in common conversation, is often used to signify not only improbable, but often what is really very likely, and, sometimes, what hath certainly happened; an hyperbolical violence like that which is so frequently offered to the words infinite and eternal; by the former of which it is usual to express a distance of half a yard, and by the latter, a duration of five minutes.
These endless moves must be bad for the furniture, and are certainly expensive.