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Historical Examples of cert

  • "Cert'nly," said Dick impulsively, and preparing to take a graceful leave.

    Devil's Ford

    Bret Harte

  • It was a cert', beyond any doubt, Somebody's darling had just come out.

  • If we had a chance—and we had—of getting our Flannels last year, why isn't it a cert.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • The town of Cert in the district of Castello Branco now has some 5000 inh.

  • My, but you're cert'nly the quick actor when it comes to thinking.

British Dictionary definitions for cert


  1. informal something that is a certainty, esp a horse that is certain to win a race (esp in the phrase a dead cert)
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Word Origin and History for cert

colloquial abbreviation of certain or certainty, attested from 1889.

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