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
Censuring Cuban is the surest way to breed the Donald Sterlings of tomorrow.
The problem is, the surest pathway to democratic politics is to support democracy.
Deadlock: each side will think their man shaded the other, the surest definition of a stalemate.
At this point, however, many Americans think they have figured out the quickest, surest way to get peace: just go home.Afghanistan: Negotiating Didn’t Work—Besides, We’re Leaving|Sami Yousafzai|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The club had healthy profits and was generating a good amount of cash—one of the surest measures of a well-managed business.
A dignified, modest reserve is the surest way to repel impertinence.
The attention to the small details of table etiquette is one of the surest marks of good breeding.
Experience has long proved that the surest way to overcome an aversion to a person is to do that person a kindness.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
This, whilst one of the most difficult accomplishments to attain, is the surest mark of a lady.
If we have lost faith in our vernaculars, it is a sign of want of faith in ourselves; it is the surest sign of decay.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
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