- assured tenancy,
Origin of assurance
Examples from the Web for assurance
To an audience destabilized by seismic changes in the culture, he brings the assurance (and the threat) that Obama et al.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And by pronouncing other cultures and political systems “evil,” there was the assurance that America was good.
It was on this assurance that the FAA certified that the 787 was safe to fly again.NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But waiting several more months for that to happen seems like an extremely risky strategy, with no assurance of success.
Assurance eventually becomes arrogance; confidence curdles into entitlement.The Rise of Selfie Pop: Why Songs About Self-Esteem Are All the Rage|Andrew Romano|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One encourages oneself in Italy when it is cold, with the assurance that it can't last.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Then he gave her his hand, with the assurance that the thought of her would make it a pleasure to remember Alexandria.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
The council sent the mother and son away with the assurance of immediate action.Comrades|Thomas Dixon
The assurance of future well-behaviour, which the Servian government gave at that time, it has not kept.Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)|Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
I give you the assurance with all the solemnity possible that my devotion to her is greater to-day than ever.The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
late 14c., "formal or solemn pledge, promise," also "certainty," from Old French asseurance (11c., Modern French assurance) "assurance, promise; truce; certainty, safety, security," from asseurer (see assure). The word had a negative tinge 18c., often suggesting impudence or presumption.