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Assuredly; I assure you.
- ‘For certes I knew not.’
- ‘What seemed an eternity yet for certes was but a few moments I struggled to free myself from the carnage and whence I gained my feet stood amongst the mixed forces of those who did survive.’
- ‘For certes it was later than I had bargained and at this late of an hour it was unlikely that I would find a winsome partner.’
Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin certus ‘settled, sure’.
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