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
SYNONYMS FOR sure
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Example sentences from the Web for surest
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.
The sources of misery in life are many: vice is one of the surest.The Life of Friedrich Schiller|Thomas Carlyle
The surest way of establishing peace on earth was to make the way of the peacebreaker too hard for rulers to tread.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
It is always the surest guarantee of their intellectual and national independence.
In Spain was the surest, and, with good administration, the most powerful ally.
They say those discourses, like friends, are best and surest that come to our refuge and aid in adversity, and are useful.Plutarch's Morals|Plutarch
British Dictionary definitions for surest
- (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 surest
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