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  • impossible to doubt or dispute
    • indisputable (or sure) proof
  • certain not to fail
    • a sure hand on the throttle
  • infallible or unfailing
    • a sure (or true) sign of one's commitment
  • (of persons) worthy of trust or confidence
    • a sure (or trusted) friend
  • reliable in operation or effect
    • a quick and certain remedy
    • a sure way to distinguish the two
    • wood dust is a sure sign of termites
  • physically secure or dependable
    • a sure footing
    • was on sure ground
  • certain to occur; destined or inevitable
    • he was certain to fail
    • his fate is certain
    • In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes- Benjamin Franklin
    • he faced certain death
    • sudden but sure regret
    • he is sure to win
  • exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors
  • having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
    • 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
    • they sure smell good
    • sure he'll come
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