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certainly

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The object of love is to serve, not to win.
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Etymology

From certain + -ly.

Adverb

certainly (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
certainly

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Yes, affirmative answer.
    Would you like it with ice? Certainly, and with lemon please.
  2. With certainty; without doubt.
    The accident was certainly caused by human error.

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References

  • "certainly" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

certainly” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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