01. Geoff is [certain] to attend the party. He never misses a chance to drink beer with the gang.
02. She is [certain] to pass. Her marks have been excellent all term.
03. The doctor isn't [certain] if it is necessary to operate at this point.
04. He couldn't answer with any [certainty] because he didn't have enough information.
05. The U.S. must beat Russia to be [certain] of a place in the next round of the tournament.
06. There were a [certain] number of people at the meeting who disagreed with the decision.
07. She [certainly] looks better since she lost weight.
08. Politicians rarely answer questions with any real [certainty]. They always seem to avoid making any clear statement because they try to please everyone at the same time.
09. With these clouds building up it's [certain] to rain tonight.
10. Russia seems [certain] to win against the much weaker Slovak team.
11. Mario Lemieux will win the award for the most valuable player; that's a [certainty].
12. Your son is [certainly] taller than the last time I saw him.
13. [Certain] areas of the city can be quite unsafe at night.
14. I'm not [certain] if I'll be able to come to your party. I have to work late tonight.
15. [Certainly] your daughter has the ability to do better at school if she wants to.
16. There has been a great deal of political [uncertainty] in the country since the death of the President.
17. War is fast becoming a [certainty] since negotiations with the rebels broke down.
18. Only [certain] people are allowed in the building on the weekend.
19. She is [certain] she had her purse when she got off the bus, so she must have left it somewhere at the mall.
20. Paul Valery once suggested that that which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost [certain] to be false.
21. Frederick Douglass once noted that people might not get all they work for in this world, but they must [certainly] work for all they get.
22. Theodore Roosevelt once stated, "Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, '[Certainly] I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."
23. Mortimer Adler once remarked that you have to allow a [certain] amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.
24. Aldous Huxley once observed that there's only one corner of the universe you can be [certain] of improving, and that's your own self.
25. Omar Bradley once noted that the way to win an atomic war is to make [certain] it never starts.
26. Stanislaus Lescynski once suggested that to believe with [certainty], we must begin with doubting.
27. Philip Crosby once noted that if anything is [certain], it is that change is [certain].
28. A Saudi Arabian proverb remarks that what wise men suppose is worth more than the [certainties] of fools.
29. An Indian proverb states that there are three [uncertainties]: woman, wind, and wealth.
30. A Japanese proverb holds that it is precisely the [uncertainty] of this world that makes life worth living.
31. A Tibetan proverb asks, "Who can say with [certainty] that one will live to see tomorrow?"
32. An old proverb notes that nothing is [certain] but death and taxes.
33. A Yiddish proverb observes that to be rich is not everything, but it [certainly] helps.
34. Someone once joked that adolescence is the period when children are [certain] they will never be as stupid as their parents.
35. Jacob Bronowski once noted that knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of [uncertainty].
36. Your budget should include a [certain] percentage for unanticipated costs.
37. Some of the vocabulary which we are studying is slang, and is not appropriate in [certain] situations.
38. The favorite food of beavers is the soft bark of [certain] types of trees.
39. Pain killers will [certainly] help your grandmother to stand the pain, but they may also make her very sleepy.
40. Louis Aragon once said that error is [certainty's] constant companion.
41. Because Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia is [uncertain], officials can only estimate the country's actual size.
42. The Bhagavad-Gita states, "For that which is born, death is [certain], and for the dead, birth is [certain]. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable."
43. Everyone struggles with self-doubt and [uncertainty] at some point in his or her life.
44. There is a great deal of political [uncertainty] in Quebec due to the separatist movement, which would like to see the Canadian province become its own country.

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