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synonyms for sure-fire

  • foolproof
  • certain
  • excellent
  • fail-safe
  • good
  • infallible
  • reliable
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How to use sure-fire in a sentence

When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
I am therefore quite sure I shall be content to await his father's consent, should it not come these many years.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
He had seen the act committed, he felt sure but had made no effort whatever to stop the thief.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO SURE-FIRE

  • certain
  • dependable
  • fail-safe
  • faultless
  • flawless
  • goofproof
  • guaranteed
  • idiot-proof
  • never-failing
  • perfect
  • reliable
  • safe
  • sure
  • sure-fire
  • tested
  • tried
  • unassailable
  • unerring
  • unfailing
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