Uncertainty in a sentence

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Definition of Uncertainty

  • The quality or state of being uncertain.
  • That which is uncertain; something unknown.
  • being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
  • the state of being unsure of something

How to use uncertainty in a sentence. Uncertainty pronunciation.

The typical Russian in the book is Nezhdanov, who is entirely true to life in his uncertainty and in his futility; he does not know whether or not he is in love, and he does not know at the last what the "cause" really is.
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The future, to human view, was shrouded in uncertainty.
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The conduct of those at the window went far to reassure him, for their eyes wandered over the gloom with evident uncertainty, convincing him that his presence was only suspected, not discovered.
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Uncertainty is the worst of all evils, because everything may be apprehended.
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Then came a period of uncertainty, because the question of rank hinged upon some obscure and musty record of forgotten service some thirty-four years before.
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On the 4th of November he wrote from Windhausen to Graf Stolberg Wernigerode, "I have hesitated and vexed myself in much uncertainty whether or not I should go with the Herrnhuters to America.
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Now and then the Governor of Carolina would send a force, which would subdue them for a time, but the constant uncertainty made Carolina welcome the Georgia colony as a protection to her borders.
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At this point in the records appears a peculiar uncertainty as to the identity of the owner of the David Nitschmann lots.
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In the company of ladies, and at games, some have perhaps thought me possessed with some jealousy, or the uncertainty of some hope, whilst I was entertaining myself with the remembrance of some one, surprised, a few days before, with a burning fever of which he died, returning from an entertainment like this, with his head full of idle fancies of love and jollity, as mine was then, and that, for aught I knew, the same-destiny was attending me.
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We must give these questions thorough and impartial consideration so that no doubt or uncertainty may linger in our minds regarding them.
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She looked at him now with some uncertainty.
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It was this desire to make a success of life which was at the bottom of Philip's uncertainty about continuing his artistic career.
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After the mystery, difficulty, and uncertainty of dealing with the other sex, intercourse with one's own is apt to have a composing and even ennobling influence, since plain speaking is possible and subterfuges of no avail.
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Katharine looked round the room, conveying her uncertainty in her glance.
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Inflation and uncertainty in values, whether in stocks or real estate, alternating with the return of prosperity, seem to have marked the commercial and financial history of this country during the last fifty years, more than that of any other nation under the sun, and given rise to the spirit of extravagant speculations, both disgraceful and ruinous. Equally remarkable were Mr. Webster's speeches on tariffs and protective industries.
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The jealousy and dissensions of generals, the prejudices of the people both North and South, the uncertainty and inconsistency of much of the material published, and the conceit of politicians, alike prevent a history which will be satisfactory, no matter how gifted and learned may be the historian.
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However, as time went on, such serious thoughts troubled him less frequently; as long as the sun shone, it was easy to avoid dwelling on them amidst the change and uncertainty of his vagrant life.
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Every thing, continued I, bewilders my judgment, and fills my heart with trouble and uncertainty.
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Our understanding, confounded and amazed at so many statements, some of them learned, others absurd and all incomprehensible, remains in uncertainty and doubt.
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By means of the contrasted opinions I have scattered through it, it breathes that spirit of doubt and uncertainty which appears to me the best suited to the weakness of the human mind, and the most adapted to its improvement, inasmuch as it always leaves a door open to new truths; while the spirit of dogmatism and immovable belief, limiting our progress to a first received opinion, binds us at hazard, and without resource, to the yoke of error or falsehood, and occasions the most serious mischiefs to society; since by combining with the passions, it engenders fanaticism, which, sometimes misled and sometimes misleading, though always intolerant and despotic, attacks whatever is not of its own nature; drawing upon itself persecution when it is weak, and practising persecution when it is powerful; establishing a religion of terror, which annihilates the faculties, and vitiates the conscience: so that, whether under a political or a religious aspect, the spirit of doubt is friendly to all ideas of liberty, truth, or genius, while a spirit of confidence is connected with the ideas of tyranny, servility, and ignorance.
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Examples of Uncertainty

Example #1
He fails to understand the woman who accompanies him, he fails to understand Solomin, and he fails to understand himself.
Example #2
Of course he is not true to life, of course he is not typically Russian.
Example #3
In so important a matter, affecting his usefulness and happiness, there was nothing left, but to give himself to prayer.
Example #4
On a certain day, when the burden lay heavily upon his heart, he retired as usual, to implore light and guidance.
Example #5
But they exchanged animated observations, to which the hidden Count lent an attentive ear.
Example #6
He could do nothing but lie still in his leafy retreat-silent and immovable as a statue.