SURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SURE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
sure
 ad.  certainly
 a.  confident that one is right
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "He is sure to be at the laboratory," returned my companion.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  I'm not sure about whether I shall go.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  Supposing I unravel the whole matter, you may be sure that Gregson, Lestrade, and Co.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
5  He followed one for a mile or more until he came to a mountain torrent which he was sure that he had never seen before.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
6  Unfortunately, the uproar awoke Mr. Jones, who sprang out of bed, making sure that there was a fox in the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
7  And sure enough, the rumour was true.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
8  It was a source of great satisfaction to him, he said--and, he was sure, to all others present--to feel that a long period of mistrust and misunderstanding had now come to an end.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
9  "Only," here she turned with her head on one side to Isabella, "I'm sure she's written it."
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
10  Te hee--To be sure, I regret it as you do.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
11  To be sure, I hope I'm right, for I had a cousin who married a girl of that name, and as a friend of the family, we don't stand on ceremony.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
12  You seem pretty sure of him," said he; "and for your sake, I hope you may be right.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
13  I am quite sure of him," replied Jekyll; "I have grounds for certainty that I cannot share with any one.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
14  There was no man from whom he kept fewer secrets than Mr. Guest; and he was not always sure that he kept as many as he meant.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
15  Upon the reading of this letter, I made sure my colleague was insane; but till that was proved beyond the possibility of doubt, I felt bound to do as he requested.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Make sure the base coat has thoroughly dried before applying the top coat.
17  The basic point is that sanctions cannot be counted on to produce a sure result.
18  If you would build for your happiness a sure foundation, let the stone for the corner be a good reputation.
19  With students she had a sure touch and showed great personal sensitivity.
20  She will be sure to blab and it will be all over the town in no time.
21  We haven't found the solution yet, but I'm sure we're on the right track.
22  Guests are returning in increasing numbers— a sure sign that we are on the right track.
23  I wasn't sure whether to treat her words as a jest.
24  Truth is honest, truth is sure; Truth is strong and must endure.
25  He who follows two hares is sure to catch neither.
26  I'm not sure that I fully understand.
27  I'm not sure that I understand.
28  The first step in empowering the poorest sections of society is making sure they vote.
29  Just do whatever you think fit - I'm sure you'll make the right decision.
30  I wasn't sure whether you'd like it.