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[ UK /ʌnsˈɜːtənti/ ]
[ US /ənˈsɝtənti/ ]
  1. the state of being unsure of something
  2. being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    the uncertainty of the outcome
    the precariousness of his income
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How To Use uncertainty In A Sentence

  • The openings came amid fresh political uncertainty in the country. Times, Sunday Times
  • By the time the higher elevations are reached, such strange notions as Einsteinian curved space-time and the quantum uncertainty principle, heavy meals indeed, seem not so difficult to digest.
  • One's feet were cold and the uncertainty of everything made one yawny but not sleepy.
  • His thoughts on life after forty have convinced him to accept uncertainty and nobody believes he is more than forty years old.
  • Questions involving the environment are particularly prone to uncertainty.
  • For some, there was the agony of uncertainty about marital fidelity at home. A Channel of Peace
  • Combined with customers who would steer clear of Detroit brands because of uncertainty surrounding maintenance warranties, a messy bankruptcy could have have kicked off a vicious downward spiral that could have ended in liquidation and enormous job losses. Wonk Room » If We Had Let GM Go Bankrupt Last November, We Could Have Lost Another Million Jobs
  • Thoughts were directed towards home, but there was also uncertainty about what they might do in Canada and what the government would do for them.
  • The move will help to lift a cloud of uncertainty over the industry. Times, Sunday Times
  • The regulator said the proposed undertakings also rely on third parties completing certain actions, and involve complex and long-term behavioural obligations that present risks, creating uncertainty that IOOF could become an effective competitor to the combined NAB-AXA. NAB's Bid for AXA Asia Dealt a Blow
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