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surefooted

[shoo r-foo t-id, shur-] /ˈʃʊərˈfʊt ɪd, ˈʃɜr-/
adjective
1.
not likely to stumble, slip, or fall.
2.
proceeding surely; unerring:
his surefooted pursuit of success.
Origin of surefooted
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35; sure + foot + -ed3
Related forms
surefootedly, adverb
surefootedness, noun
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  • I was sure-footed and unafraid, so at once I determined to essay the passage.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • She was as sure-footed and agile as a mountain goat, and it was a pleasure to watch her.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • He was one of the small Spanish-American breed, almost as sure-footed as a chamois.

    The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
  • Iceland ponies are famous for their hardiness and are sure-footed.

  • Fay was sure-footed, she skimmed over the frozen snow as lightly as a bird.

    Wee Wifie Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Your horses are sure-footed; I know them, as I have ridden them.

  • The doctor spoke to Lady and the dog, sure-footed, led them through the night.

    Detectives, Inc.

    William Heyliger
British Dictionary definitions for sure-footed

sure-footed

adjective
1.
unlikely to fall, slip, or stumble
2.
not likely to err or fail, as in judgment
Derived Forms
sure-footedly, adverb
sure-footedness, noun
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