certes (adv.) Old form(s): Certis
certainly, assuredly, without doubt
CE IV.iv.73[Dromio of Ephesus to Antipholus of Ephesus, of the maid's taunting] Certes she did
H8 I.i.48[Norfolk to Buckingham, of the organiser of the celebrations] One, certes, that promises no element / In such a business
LLL IV.ii.160[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of the Bible supporting the idea that good company is happiness] And, certes, the text most infallibly concludes it
Oth I.i.16[Iago to Roderigo, quoting Othello] Certes ... / I have already chose my officer
Tem III.iii.31[Gonzalo to all] certes, these are people of the island
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