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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 shooting(adverb)

    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. surely(Adverb)

    without fail.

    slowly but surely

  2. surely(Adverb)

    certainly, undoubtedly.

    Surely, you must be joking.

  3. surely(Adverb)

    with confidence.

    his feet were planted surely on the ground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surely(adverb)

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

  2. Surely(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce surely?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say surely in sign language?

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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. Donald Tusk:

    Today there is perhaps more hope, but there is surely less and less time, therefore, every day that is left, we must use for talks.

  2. Norman Cousins:

    A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.

  3. Olivier Blanchard:

    We expect the decrease in price to be quite persistent, we expect some return, some increase, but surely not an increase back to levels where we were, say, six months ago.

  4. Yadollah Javani:

    With this attack ... the situation will become more complex, and this will surely be at the expense of the United States, which will be responsible for the aftermath of upcoming regional events that will certainly not be in their interest, the resistance front will be strengthened and it will have more capacity to act against (U.S.) acts of intervention. Americans should expect the consequences of their actions.

  5. Doris Kirsch:

    One surely is scared. After all, you can't rule out that something might also happen here, but life goes on and we should keep our chins up.

Images & Illustrations of surely

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