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  • definitely, positively, without doubt

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not open to doubt
  • adv. definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')


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  • "Well, for sure case, I knawn't how they can understand t 'one t' other: and if either o 'ye went there, ye could tell what they said, I guess?"

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • The only thing I know for sure is that the signal originated from the Trivas system, which is an unclaimed region of space near the border between Federation and Cardassian space.

    Miracle Workers

  • REally the only way to know for sure if the quality and everything is good is go to a store that has this model in stock and compare it to everything else, then you'll know.

  • But how do Iknow for sure if what I feel isanything more than gratitudefor him paying attention to me?

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • "Now, if we just only had some pokeberries to paint us red, we'd be real, for sure enough Indians, and we could go on the warpath and fight all the other tribes and burn a lot of them at the stake."

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • However, it is important to note that, while we can achieve these incredible feats of technology, we still do not know for sure whether gravity is a physical force, the bending of space-time, or a property of superstrings that actually creates mass rather than the other way around; and there are additional credible theories about gravity still in contention.

    The Sacred Promise

  • I asked him how he knew for sure that he was talking to Raudive.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • That was when I knew for sure that he was seriously depressedthe boy never wore outerwear.

    Paradise Lost

  • Whether neural-misfiring, retrocognition, or something else, no one knows for sure how to explain this common experience.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • He knew it for sure because he'd heard her talking to her best friend, Cindi, about a "counselor" she'd spoken to a few days before.



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