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
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.
She felt surer, earlier in life than many in her demographic, that the marriage stakes were high enough to merit risking all.
Yet Powell now sounds much surer of herself than the lost woman whom we find in the early pages of Cleaving.
This bone-chilling week, they are perhaps just a surer way to avoid frostbite.
Ain't no surer sign o' poor soil than a passel o' mullein stalks.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
There is no surer mark of vulgarity than over dressing or gay dressing in the street.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Justice is surer and swifter in England, and as a consequence crime averages less than in most parts of the States.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
It would be convenient to feel a little surer just now, for evidently I shall need it all very soon.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
It is a fact, not perhaps complimentary, that paper tablets are surer than the tablets of memory.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
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