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sure-enough

[ shoor-i-nuhf, shur- ]
/ ˈʃʊər ɪˈnʌf, ˈʃɜr- /
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adjective Older Use.

real; genuine.

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Origin of sure-enough

First recorded in 1535–45
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sure enough

Actually, as one might have thought, as in Sure enough, the plane was three hours late. [Mid-1500s]

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