adjective, sur·er, sur·est.
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Idioms for sure
- without doubt; surely; certainly.
- admittedly: She sings well, to be sure, but she can't act.
Origin of sure
synonym study for sure
words often confused with sure
OTHER WORDS FROM sure
Example sentences from the Web for sure
The Descendants (which scored six nominations) was a surer thing, but it, too, has been divisive.
This bone-chilling week, they are perhaps just a surer way to avoid frostbite.
If things take the better turn, our condition will be surer and firmer than it was before.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
If he could only have been surer that he was inwardly sincere he would not have been uneasy over his inactivity.The Wild Olive|Basil King
Standing on surer ground than such speculations the theology of the piece itself is sound and proper.The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study|William Heaford Daubney
But he saw that the undertaking must have a surer basis than this haphazard ingathering of chance growths.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
She prayed nightly, often in the night, when she woke up, and she was no surer of God's love than this little heathen child.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for sure
- (takes a clause as object) to make certain; ensure
- (foll by of) to establish or confirm power or possession (over)
- without doubt; certainly
- it has to be acknowledged; admittedly
Derived forms of suresureness, noun
Word Origin for sure
Idioms and Phrases with sure
In addition to the idioms beginning with sure
- sure as shooting
- sure cure
- sure enough
- sure of oneself
- sure thing
- for certain (sure)
- make sure
- slow but sure
- to be sure