moral certainty


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Noun1.moral certainty - certainty based on an inner conviction; "she believed in the importance of moral absolutes and moral certainty"; "the prosecutor had a moral certainty that the prisoner was guilty"
sure thing, certainty, foregone conclusion - something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty"
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Peradventure she will soon be fatigated with her journey, and will tarry in some inn, in order to renovate her corporeal functions; and in that case, in all moral certainty, you will very briefly be
NOW we're on the homestretch, to a dead moral certainty.
Enlighten me with your moral certainty (as you call it)--and you shall see
The barrister was keen enough to divine that the banker would not have gone so far in his expression of opinion on any less solid ground than moral certainty.
If Latin monks and Arabs cried, I know to a moral certainty that the horses cried also, and so the picture is complete.
It's a moral certainty that if he hadn't met you he would have left all his money to a Home for Superannuated Caddies or a Fund for Supplying the Deserving Poor with Niblicks.
The weather continuing obstinately and almost unprecedentedly bad, we usually straggled into this cabin, more or less faint and miserable, about an hour before noon, and lay down on the sofas to recover; during which interval, the captain would look in to communicate the state of the wind, the moral certainty of its changing to-morrow (the weather is always going to improve to- morrow, at sea), the vessel's rate of sailing, and so forth.
With the fact of hazing, the identity of Titus and Ian and their participation therein duly proven, the moral certainty that produces conviction in an unprejudiced mind has been satisfied.
Further guided by the onus probandi (burden of proof) in criminal cases which requires moral certainty, this Court finds and so holds that acquitting the six accused of the first charge (Akmad's death) would be in keeping with the ends of justice,' the court said.
They feel a rare and comforting sense of moral certainty when they are purging an evil person who has violated one of their sacred taboos.
Among other things, it concretizes the importance of moral certainty in war, the importance of moral certainty in one's cause, and the importance of crushing the enemy's morale and will to fight.
And some believe that it was their wariness and moral certainty that significantly shaped the South into an isolated, fearful society that took to slave-owning when the opportunity came.