[ adverb ] definitely or positively


"the results are surely encouraging" "she certainly is a hard worker" "it's going to be a good day for sure" "they are coming, for certain" "they thought he had been killed sure enough" "he'll win sure as shooting"

Used in print

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

`` Now he 'll choke for_sure '' .

[ adjective ] not open to doubt


"she wanted to go that was for sure"

Used in print

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

An open field was better than a building , that was for_sure , so he dismounted , turned off the horse , and plunged through the grass .

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