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Definition of "sure" []

  • Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain. (adjective)
  • Not hesitating or wavering; firm: sure convictions. (adjective)
  • Confident, as of something awaited or expected: sure of ultimate victory. (adjective)
  • Bound to come about or happen; inevitable: sure defeat. (adjective)
  • Having one's course directed; destined or bound: sure to succeed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sure" in a sentence
  • "I'm not sure that the two gents, hot as they are, qualify as "younger" but it seems the "hipster" part is covered by the Loverboy t-shirt, worn, I'm *sure*, in a "Hahahaha, they're so bad, they're good" kind of ironic way."
  • "The problem with most "act now, just in case" demands and figuring that the "just in case" is considered a lie to suck in the skeptics... there is no "in case" because it's a sure thing is that the changes either won't do what they supposedly are supposed to do or would actually make it worse *and* that every "solution" invariably will cause *for sure* harm to economies and real people will suffer."
  • "Is yet one more reason beyond what I blogged why I am just not so sure even good enough moms like me will be *for sure* going to Heaven."