insured

[ in-shoo rd, -shurd ]SEE DEFINITION OF insured

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSURED

There were scores entered in the race, and that insured a good attendance at the event.

The agility and bounds of the evening were insured only at a price like this.

He meant to keep up her allowance, he said, and he had insured his life for her.

"I would have insured her against even suspicion," he remarked.

Why, she went and insured all their lives aforehand, she did.

She resorted to a desperate measure, but it insured success.

Familiarity, likewise, with the most elementary uses of mathematics should be insured.

So he insured Love in Babylon for twenty pounds and despatched it.

In the first place Henry Knight was insured for a couple of thousand pounds.

Because,” I said, “if she is injured in any way—But perhaps she was insured?

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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