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sure enough

[ shoo r-i-nuhf, shur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sure enough

Synonyms for sure enough

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Antonyms for sure enough

  • illegal
  • illegitimate
  • invalid
  • unacceptable
  • unlawful
  • illicit
  • wrong
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SURE ENOUGH

Sure enough—they were in Chicago and had dinner with us on their way out.

So the man done it, and sure enough he was as blind as a bat in a minute.

And sure enough, we found it wuz the calculation of some on 'em.

"Sure enough, your honour desarved to be born a gentleman," said Christy.

If those were what be wanted, he had them, sure enough, of almost every age and size.

Up the hill came Tip, sure enough, with a firm, resolute step.

Yes, sure enough, the whole command was facing into column the other way!

And sure enough, after an interval, we too could distinguish the footfalls on the dry leaves.

Up he stepped to it, and sure enough, the princess was sitting in it.

Sure enough, he missed his way, and came to the dwelling of Laotzse.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "safe, secure," later "mentally certain" (mid-15c.), from Old French sur, seur "safe, secure," from Latin securus "free from care, untroubled, heedless, safe" (see secure (adj.)). Pronunciation development followed that of sugar. As an affirmative meaning "yes, certainly" it dates from 1803, from Middle English meanings "firmly established; having no doubt," and phrases like to be sure (1650s), sure enough (1540s), and for sure (1580s). The use as a qualifier meaning "assuredly" goes back to early 15c. Sure-footed is from 1630s; sure thing dates from 1836. In 16c.-17c., Suresby was an appellation for a person to be depended upon.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SURE ENOUGH

absolutely

adverbcertainly, without question

legal

adjectiveallowable, permissible
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