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- n. The property of being sure, certainty.
- n. The property of being sure, deft, confident of ability.
- n. The result or product of being sure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being sure; certainty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being sure or certain; certainty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being steady and unfailing
- n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
"But, no doubt, the sureness has been a good servant in his business," returned the Judge.
A positive result in particle physics requires what's called five sigma, which is a probability of 99.99997 percent sureness, which is fantastic.
Greatheart -- Greatheart the valiant -- her knight of the golden armour, going before her, strong to defend, -- invincible, unafraid, sure by means of that sureness which is given only to those who draw upon a Higher
I will not ask whether you have any religion or not, because most of you are professors of religion, but I do ask, Has your religion got this element of 'sureness' in it?
Evidently, if visions would make us sure, God does not care about the kind of sureness they can give, or for our being made sure in that way.
That alone is reason to go, since "Blood Knot," the 1961 two-man play that introduced Mr. Fugard to the world's stages, is a modern classic, a play that moves with stealthy sureness from a quiet, almost nonchalant start to an overwhelming conclusion.
Maybe, some close to him say, the old sureness of touch has gone.
The Places in Between remains one of the most memorable books I've read in the past few years: an intrepid and stylish travelogue that shows a remarkable balance between openness to others and sureness of self.
I feel suddenly as nervous as a cat caught in traffic, and all my sureness skitters away.
That same sureness and definiteness of adjustment with which, without fumbling or approximating, he picked up a pencil or reached for a door-knob, was his in the more complicated adjustments, with which, as instance, he drove a high-powered machine at high speed over busy country roads.