Definition Of certitudes


absolute certainty or conviction that something is the case.

the question may never be answered with certitude

Example Of certitudes

  • All had clashed with their civilian superiors, and their campaigns imploded for the same reasons that led to those clashes: assertions of intellectual superiority, moral certitude and the lack of a common touch.

  • As the countless number of people whose lives he touched remember, Hillenbrand had patiently disassembled their easy certitudes to reveal for them new understandings which shimmered in their minds the rest of their lives.

  • ‘The moral certitude of the radicals was awesome,’ Field says.

  • But I think - okay, I also hope - that Voegelin is right to suggest that, in the modern world, sincere faith reduces rather than increases the risk of excessive existential certitude .

  • But some analysts believe the commodity can only be booming for at least one more year and it is no longer possible to say with certitude the frequency and amplitude of cyclical movements in steel prices.

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