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Uncertain (cf. Incertain) 1) doubtful, not to be relied on: “the u. glory of an April day,” Gent. I, 3, 85. “u. life and sure death,” All's II, 3, 20. “the friends . . . u.” H4A II, 3, 12. “u. way of gain,” R3 IV, 2, 64. “the end of war's u.” Cor. V, 3, 141. “in life's u. voyage,” Tim. V, 1, 205. “u. favour,” Cymb. III, 3, 64.
2) not knowing what to think or do: “the u. sickly appetite,” Sonn. 147, 4. “be not u.” Wint. I, 2, 441. “the people will remain u.” Cor. V, 6, 17. With of: “u. of the issue,” H4A I, 1, 61.
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