Definition of for a certainty in English:

for a certainty

phrase

  • Beyond the possibility of doubt.

    ‘he knew they would come again for a certainty’
    • ‘Thus, very many things happen every day when we talk the language of the sense of sight even though we know for a certainty that the situation is otherwise.…’
    • ‘Because then, Chris knew for a certainty, she would never see Jason again.’
    • ‘If you are absolutely convinced of Sarah's truthfulness - and you have no reason not to be - you do not know, for a certainty, that John committed the assault.’
    • ‘You will never be able to know for a certainty, however, whether or not he dresses up in a sheet on weekends.’
    • ‘For authors, their already meagre earnings will be eroded, and publishers, for a certainty, will become even less willing than they currently are to take risks with creative material.’
    • ‘But I know for a certainty that Mary-Ellen and I are done.’
    • ‘It was possibly two years off; but no one could know this, not for a certainty, and not even for a probability.’
    • ‘Finally, I say, yes, for a certainty, we are all going to die, but since we've already paid, hopefully not until we get our sandwiches.’
    • ‘Because you now know for a certainty that your husband is not to be trusted or believed, you need to decide if the marriage is viable and if you can live with his games.’
    • ‘On numerous occasions the diarist vented his frustration with passages like, ‘Without [Churchill] England was lost for a certainty, with him England has been on the verge of disaster time and time again.’’