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Definitions of sure

  1. exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; " be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"; " be sure to lock the doors"
  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"
  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"
  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"
  5. definitely or positively; " the results are surely encouraging"; " she certainly is a hard worker"; " it's going to be a good day for sure"; " they are coming, for certain"; " they thought he had been killed sure enough"; " he'll win sure as shooting"; (` sure' is used informally for ` surely' as in" they sure smell good"; " sure he'll come")
  6. impossible to doubt or dispute; " indisputable ( or sure) proof"
  7. physically secure or dependable; " a sure footing"; " was on sure ground"
  8. certain not to fail; " a sure hand on the throttle"
  9. infallible or unfailing; " a sure ( or true) sign of one's commitment"
  10. definitely or positively (` sure' is sometimes used informally for ` surely'); " the results are surely encouraging"; " she certainly is a hard worker"; " it's going to be a good day for sure"; " they are coming, for certain".
  11. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.
  12. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
  13. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring.
  14. Betrothed; engaged to marry.
  15. Free from danger; safe; secure.
  16. In a sure manner; safely; certainly.
  17. 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.
  18. Secure: fit to be depended on: certain: strong: confident beyond doubt.
  19. SURE, SURELY.
  20. Certain; absolutely confident; secure; unfailing.
  21. Sureness.
  22. Not liable to change or failure.
  23. Reliable; trust worthy.
  24. Cartain; positive.
  25. Certainly knowing; perfectly confident; certain; secure; firm; not liable to fail; certain of obtaining.
  26. Certain; not liable to failure, loss, or change; firm; stable; free from doubt or danger.
  27. Certainly; without doubt.
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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
  3. Are you sure now? – Man Overboard! by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  4. My lord, I am sure it is his father. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  5. To be sure- thank you. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  6. I am sure I should, if I were a man. – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  7. But I, too, am come, for I feel sure that no way is right but this. – The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  8. Sure of all this?" – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  9. Are you sure that is Lady Markland's wish? – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  10. " I'm sure she didn't mean to," he protested. – The Venus Trap by Evelyn E. Smith
  11. I suppose you are sure of what you say? – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  12. Are you sure you had it with you? – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  13. I am so sure about it that I told them to come over. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  14. " I'm quite sure it is," said Mr Rubb. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  15. " Oh, I am sure of it," I said. – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  16. Yes, but are you so sure of that? – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  17. But I was not so sure. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  18. Oh, I am sure of it. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  19. Oh, I was sure it would. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
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