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Then came the cartful of our dead, whom we were carrying with us to insure their decent burial.

Not I, old gentleman; I've got too much respect for old age, I'll insure you.

To insure that, he put that note with the other papers of the Company.

He says that I must choose a mate, to insure the stability of the royal house.

The top of jar should also be heated to insure a tight seal.

The carbon should be moved around to insure a solid joint at all points.

This will insure attention and silence, and my words will be heard as we pass along.

To insure keeping, these native grapes must be handled most carefully.

That old drunken doctor said he 'd not insure him for twenty-four hours.

Now, who's to insure me that they 'd not find out all about me in the mean while?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., insuren, spelling variant of ensuren (see ensure). Took on its particular sense of "make safe against loss by payment of premiums" from mid-17c. (replacing assure in that meaning). Related: Insured; insuring.

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