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Definitions of sure

  1. Certainly; without doubt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. capable of being depended on; "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. physically secure or dependable; "a sure footing"; "was on sure ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. certain not to fail; "a sure hand on the throttle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. infallible or unfailing; "a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Betrothed; engaged to marry. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Free from danger; safe; secure. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. In a sure manner; safely; certainly. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Confident beyond doubt; as, I am sure it is true; certain; as, he is sure to succeed; reliable; as, this is a sure investment; firmly fixed; not likely to change or fail. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Secure: fit to be depended on: certain: strong: confident beyond doubt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. SURE, SURELY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Certain; absolutely confident; secure; unfailing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Not liable to change or failure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Reliable; trust worthy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Cartain; positive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Certainly knowing; perfectly confident; certain; secure; firm; not liable to fail; certain of obtaining. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Certain; not liable to failure, loss, or change; firm; stable; free from doubt or danger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for sure

  1. I am sure I can! – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  2. " I'm sure I don't know," replied Hope. – Trumps by George William Curtis
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