Sure

Definition of Sure

a.1.Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.
We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
- Rom. ii. 2.
I'm sure care 's an enemy of life.
- Shak.
2.Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
3.Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring.
The Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord.
- 1 Sam. xxv. 28.
The testimony of the Lord is sure.
- Ps. xix. 7.
Which put in good sure leather sacks.
- Chapman.
4.Betrothed; engaged to marry.
The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
- Sir T. More.
I presume . . . that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.
- Brome.
5.Free from danger; safe; secure.
Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off;
If we recover that we are sure enough.
- Shak.
She that's made sure to him she loves not well.
- Cotgrave.
adv.1.In a sure manner; safely; certainly.
'T is pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print.
- Byron.

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