to be sure
Undoubtedly, certainly, of course, as in The coat is expensive, to be sure, but it's bound to last longer than a cheap one. This idiom was first recorded in 1657.
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“They sure took the Sony thing seriously,” Attkisson said dryly.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.
Our duty is to make sure that they realize that the Prophet is not avenged.
I like the idea of Jon Hamm… There have been discussions—though I'm not sure how serious they've been.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He has to really stay on the down low, he has to make sure that he blends in,” Ney told the Beast.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills