Definitions for surely
ˈʃʊər li, ˈʃɜr-sure·ly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word surely.
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"
slowly but surely
Surely, you must be joking.
his feet were planted surely on the ground
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from sure.
In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen.
Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive. John Milton.
He that created something out of nothing, surely can raise great things out of small. South.
The curious have thought the most minute affairs of Rome worth notice; and surely the consideration of their wealth is at least of as great importance as grammatical criticisms. Arb.
He that walketh righteously, walketh 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 (see 1995 in music). The song includes a rap by Junior P. This was the first time Five Star had used a rapper on one of their songs.
Surely is an adverb that is used to indicate certainty, confidence, or assurance in a statement or belief. It implies a strong belief in the truth or likelihood of something being true. It often indicates a level of confidence or conviction in the speaker's statement.
in a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly; assuredly
without danger; firmly; steadly; securely
"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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1735
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1185
Rank popularity for the word 'surely' in Adverbs Frequency: #147
The numerical value of surely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of surely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
It is very difficult to ask family members and family trusts to sell stocks when they will surely get hit with a capital gains tax for doing so, The best answer is sometimes to live with the conflict.
Slowly but surely, I stopped calling my sponsor, slowly but surely, I stopped connecting with my girls. Slowly but surely, one girl relapsed. Then another girl relapsed and then all my friends relapsed.
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.
They figured, surely to God we can move one person. We can badger and beat up one person, surely we get enough protesters to make that person uncomfortable enough.
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
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- seguramentCatalan, Valencian
- varmasti, lujasti, vakavasti, tukevastiFinnish
- sûrement, assurémentFrench
- לְלֹא סָפֵקHebrew
- てっきり, 確かJapanese
- vast, zeker weten, zekerDutch
- sikkert, trygtNorwegian
- z pewnością, pewniePolish
- конечно, обязательно, уверенно, наверняка, несомненноRussian
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