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  • 1 Surely — Sure ly, adv. 1. In a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly; assuredly. [1913 Webster] In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen. ii. 17. [1913 Webster] He that created something out of nothing, surely… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 surely — [shoor′lē] adv. 1. with assurance or confidence; in a sure, unhesitating manner 2. without a doubt; assuredly; certainly: often used as an intensive emphasizing a supposition [surely you don t believe that!] 3. without risk of failing: chiefly in …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 surely — index admittedly, fairly (clearly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 surely — 14c., from SURE (Cf. sure) ( ) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 surely — [adv] without doubt absolutely, admittedly, assuredly, beyond doubt, beyond shadow of doubt*, certainly, clearly, come what may*, conclusively, decidedly, definitely, distinctly, doubtlessly, evidently, explicitly, fixedly, for certain, for real …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 surely — ► ADVERB 1) it must be true that. 2) certainly. 3) with assurance. 4) N. Amer. informal of course …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 surely — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) used to show that you think something must be true, especially when people seem to be disagreeing with you: You must have heard about the riots surely? | There must surely be some explanation. | Surely we can t just… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 surely — sure|ly W2S1 [ˈʃo:li US ˈʃurli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used to show that you think something must be true, especially when people seem to be disagreeing with you ▪ You must have heard about the riots, surely? ▪ There must surely be some… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 surely — [[t]ʃʊ͟ə(r)li[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl/group (emphasis) You use surely to emphasize that you think something should be true, and you would be surprised if it was not true. You re an intelligent woman, surely you realize by now that I m… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Surely — Infobox Single Name = Surely Artist = Five Star from Album = Heart and Soul Released = October 10 1995 Format = 7 single, CD single [ Recorded = ] Genre = Pop Length = 4:45 Label = Tent Writer = Doris Pearson, Delroy Pearson Producer = Buster… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 surely — sure|ly [ ʃurli ] adverb ** 1. ) without any doubt: That is surely the stupidest thing I have ever done. 2. ) used for showing that you believe something is very likely: You surely realized we were in when you saw the lights on? Surely she didn t …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 surely */*/*/ — UK [ˈʃɔː(r)lɪ] / UK [ˈʃʊə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈʃʊrlɪ] adverb 1) used for showing that you believe something is very likely Surely you realized we were in when you saw the lights on? Surely she didn t mean it – it was just a thoughtless remark. 2) without …

    English dictionary

  • 13 surely — sure, surely 1. In all parts of the English speaking world, surely is the dominant form in the meaning ‘in a sure or certain manner’ (slowly but surely) and in the use inviting or presupposing agreement (Surely that can t be right). In BrE, sure… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 surely — /shoor lee, sherr /, adv. 1. firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc. 2. undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly: The results are surely encouraging. 3. (in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly: Surely …

    Universalium

  • 15 surely — adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a sure manner: a. archaic without danger or risk of injury or loss ; safely b. (1) with assurance ; confidently < answered quickly and surely > (2) without doubt ; ce …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 surely — adverb 1) surely you remembered? Syn: it must be the case that, assuredly, without question 2) I will surely die Syn: certainly, for sure, definitely, undoubtedly, without doubt, doubtless, indubitably, unquestionab …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 surely — /ˈʃɔli / (say shawlee) adverb 1. firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc. 2. undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly: the results are surely encouraging. 3. (in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 surely — adv. 1 with certainty (the time approaches slowly but surely). 2 as an appeal to likelihood or reason (surely that can t be right). 3 with safety; securely (the goat plants its feet surely) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 surely — adverb a) without fail. slowly but surely b) certainly, undoubtedly. Surely, you must be joking. Syn: certainly, wis …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 surely — See certain, certainly, sure, surely See sure, surely …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions