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I'm quite sure of her honesty.
I'm quite sure for her honesty.

Also certain of: I am quite certain of it.

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The man was absorbed in his work.
The man was absorbed at his work.
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Harold was surprised for the loud bang.
Harold was surprised at the loud bang
Also possible:
Harold was surprised by the loud bang

Also astonished at/by, amazed at/by, alarmed at/by, puzzled at/by, shocked at/by.

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I've no doubt for his ability.
I've no doubt of his ability
Also possible:
I've no doubt about his ability

 Doubtful of: I am doubtful of his ability to pass.

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Steven failed in maths last year.
Steven failed from maths last year.
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