While Ping says she expected a certain amount of backlash inside China, she was shocked at the firestorm her book touched off.
But there are certain consistent features of these stories, said Dawson.
There is a short fuse and a certain explosion at the end of this piece of treachery.
One thing is for certain, the events of the past few weeks have done irreparable damage to the image of Nigeria.
“I try to keep my weight at a certain level,” she tells iVillage.
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.
c.1300, "determined, fixed," from Old French certain "reliable, sure, assured" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus "sure, fixed, settled, determined" (also source of Italian certo, Spanish cierto), originally a variant past participle of cernere "to distinguish, decide," literally "to sift, separate" (see crisis).
Of persons, "full of confidence in one's knowledge or judgment," from mid-14c. Euphemistic use (of a certain age, etc.) attested from mid-18c. Certainer, certainest were common to c.1750, but have fallen from proper use for some reason. Expression for certain "assuredly" is attested by early 14c.