Certain topical skits and other pieces of no value have been omitted.
If to be perfect in a certain sphere, What matter, soon or late, or here or there?
Some one wished to buy a certain thing, and some one else wished to buy it also.
Of this uniformity the certain consequence was readiness and dexterity.
A certain sense of familiarity in his surroundings came over him.
But was it certain, Hope asked, that she had anything new to learn?
Ricardo waited, attentive, yet not without a certain contempt.
I had a job to watch you and to discover if you knew the whereabouts of a certain person.
The darkness added a certain wild charm and mystery to it all.
I am certain of that, because he once thanked God that he was the only child.
certain c.1300, "determined, fixed," from O.Fr. certain, from V.L. *certanus, from L. certus "sure, fixed," originally a variant pp. of cernere "to distinguish, decide," originally "to sift, separate" (see crisis). Certainer, certainest were common to c.1750, but have fallen from proper use for some reason.