Once you have mathematical certainty
there is nothing left to do or to understand.
This raises the problem of VERIFIABILITY: are there any circumstances which can justifiably give us an unusual degree of certainty
that such and such a belief is true?
You will come to me," said the child, speaking in a voice of calm certainty
which she often used unconsciously.
She was not sleepy although she did not see anything very distinctly, but although the figures passing through the hall became vaguer and vaguer, she believed that they all knew exactly where they were going, and the sense of their certainty
filled her with comfort.
Experience has instructed us that no skill in the science of government has yet been able to discriminate and define, with sufficient certainty
, its three great provinces the legislative, executive, and judiciary; or even the privileges and powers of the different legislative branches.
But the fear of not being able to carry it through effectively has always made me shy of assuming the moral attitude; and in this case the certainty
that my sentiments would be lost on Strickland made it peculiarly embarrassing to utter them.
But in the case of an execution, that last hope--having which it is so immeasurably less dreadful to die,--is taken away from the wretch and CERTAINTY
substituted in its place
We'll begin with the certainty
, as your ladyship is so good as to leave it to me.
Though the certainty
of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
One good thing was immediately brought to a certainty
by this removal, the ball at the Crown.
Elinor now found the difference between the expectation of an unpleasant event, however certain the mind may be told to consider it, and certainty
Bear in mind the decay of Sight Recognition which threatened society at the time of the Colour Revolt; add too the certainty
that Women would speedily learn to shade off their extremities so as to imitate the Circles; it must then be surely obvious to you, my dear Reader, that the Colour Bill placed us under a great danger of confounding a Priest with a young Woman.