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Webster 1913 Edition


Surely

Sure′ly

,
adv.
1.
In a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly; assuredly.
In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely
die.
Gen. ii. 17.
He that created something out of nothing,
surely
can raise great things out of small.
South.
2.
Without danger; firmly; steadly; securely.
He that walketh uprightly walketh
surely
.
Prov. x. 9.

Webster 1828 Edition


Surely

SU'RELY

,
adv.
Certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly.
In the day thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die. Gen.2.
He that created something out of nothing, surely can raise great things out of small.
1.
Firmly; without danger of falling.
He that walketh uprightly, walketh surely. Prov.10.

Definition 2023


surely

surely

English

Adverb

surely (comparative surelier or more surely, superlative sureliest or most surely)

  1. Without fail.
    slowly but surely
  2. Certainly, undoubtedly.
    Surely, you must be joking.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window [].
  3. With confidence.
    His feet were planted surely on the ground.

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us [].

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