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Definitions for surely
ˈʃʊər li, ˈʃɜr-sure·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shootingadverb

    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

    "the results are surely encouraging"; "she certainly is a hard worker"; "it's going to be a good day for sure"; "they are coming, for certain"; "they thought he had been killed sure enough"; "he'll win sure as shooting"; "they sure smell good"; "sure he'll come"

Wiktionary

  1. surelyadverb

    without fail.

    slowly but surely

  2. surelyadverb

    certainly, undoubtedly.

    Surely, you must be joking.

  3. surelyadverb

    with confidence.

    his feet were planted surely on the ground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surelyadverb

    in a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly; assuredly

  2. Surelyadverb

    without danger; firmly; steadly; securely

Freebase

  1. Surely

    "Surely" is a 1995 single by British pop group Five Star. The single was a U.S. only release, available in the UK as an import. Although it missed the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it peaked at number 125 in October of that year. The song includes a rap by Junior P. This was the first time Five Star had used a rapper on one of their songs.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1735

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1185

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Adverbs Frequency: #147

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of surely in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    If hatred can be washed from all the hearts of mankind, then all oceans will surely dry up.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Dancing with your demons empowers you, and surely enables you to reclaim your lost powers. It takes tremendous courage to face your demons, invite them to tea, dance with them, reach an impasse, and finally, conquer them for ever. That's exactly what Buddha did, after realizing that fighting his demons off was getting nowhever, while seeking Enlightenment under Bodhi tree. You must develop gut to face your demons, such as anger, fear, greed, guilt, jealousy, lack of self-esteem, undue pride, and anything that is stopping you from reaching Enlightenment. You must bravely enter the territory that many fear to tread. Dance with your demons, and by God's grace you will succeed.

  3. Dr Fraser:

    The tumbling actually causes stresses and strains internal to the object, and that slowly but surely squeezes and pulls on the object just like tides on the Earth to remove energy from the spin.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If someone has stolen your idea or taken undue credit for your work, don't let it upset you. Learn from that experience and move on as swiftly as you can. Life is too short to dwell in the past, and fall in the trap of self-pity and misery. In my experience, those who steal the credit and ideas of others shamelessly, often don't realize that they are actually increasing their bad "Karma" by their wrongdoings, and that bad Karma quickly catches up with them in no time. Be assured! Time takes care in sweet and mysterious ways - always! Never forget that nobody will ever be able to steal or take away your creativity, ingenuity, and inventive mind, even though they may have stolen your one idea at one time only. Your divine spark of intelligence will continue to illuminate the world, even after losing that one idea - because surely there's plenty more where that came from!

  5. Nicholas Poehl:

    I think every parent probably instinctively knows they don't know everything about their kids, but when you find out something like this... it's extremely hard, these people are victims too. They didn't know, they didn't expect and they surely didn't predict it. So prayers to everyone in this whole mess.

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