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Dictionary entry overview: What does surely mean?
• SURELY (adverb)
The adverb SURELY has 1 sense:
1. definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely')
Familiarity information: SURELY used as an adverb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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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
colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)
sure (having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured)
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