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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surelyadverb

    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.

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. Doug Horton:

    We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self ... so the hell with it ... I will continue to be unconcerned about it, which surely has the advantage that I'm left in peace by many a fop who would otherwise come to see me.

  3. Christian Schmidt:

    The U.S. has a broadly opposing standpoint to such an obligation, i expect movement here, not least because American consumers surely also expect such information.

  4. Kim Jong:

    I firmly believe that the strong will, sincere efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the U.S. will surely come to fruition.

  5. Selahattin Demirtas:

    The AKP government is losing The AKP government support rapidly. The economy is also being dragged into a crisis. The government plans to control the state before hitting rock-bottom, the people in Turkey are fed up with the AKP and want to get rid of them, and the AKP surely knows this.

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