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Sure \Sure\, a. [Compar. Surer; superl. Surest.] [OE. sur, OF. se["u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See Secure, and cf. Assure, Insure, Sicker sure.]

  1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.

    We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
    --Rom. ii.

  2. I'm sure care 's an enemy of life.

    2. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.

  3. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. ``His sure word.''

    The Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord.
    --1 Sam. xxv. 28.

    The testimony of the Lord is sure.
    --Ps. xix. 7.

    Which put in good sure leather sacks.

  4. Betrothed; engaged to marry. [Obs.]

    The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
    --Sir T. More.

    I presume . . . that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.

  5. Free from danger; safe; secure. Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that we are sure enough. --Shak. To be sure, or Be sure, certainly; without doubt; as, Shall you do? To be sure I shall. To make sure.

    1. To make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. ``Make Cato sure.''
      --Addison. ``A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain.''
      --Sir W. Temple.

    2. To betroth. [Obs.]

      She that's made sure to him she loves not well.

      Syn: Certain; unfailing; infallible; safe; firm; permanent; steady; stable; strong; secure; indisputable; confident; positive.


a. (en-comparative of: sure)

Usage examples of "surer".

Caudell could imagine nothing surer to bring on lasting enmity between U.

I should feel more were I surer your aid was disinterested, intended to further our ends rather than your own.

He worked close enough to get a surer line on the direction that sad singing was coming from.

So he eased down to where the footing felt surer and learned great minds often ran in the same channels when he rounded a bend to spot movement ahead and freeze in place.

It was enough to know them reliable, and had come to trust them surer than he did any living soul.

Sometimes he saw bighorn sheep watching him, their progress far surer than his across the rock.

Surely better to seek the dream again, and in it find a surer answer: he bathed his face and drank and wrapped the furs around his skinny body and looked to sleep.

Every minute this trial has lasted has made me surer and surer of your guilt.

Senator Hanway, to make the awful certainty threefold surer, was traitorously proposing his Georgian Bay-Ontario Canal.

When I saw how the Saturday before was set apart for a special holiday, the thing was surer than ever.

I have read most carefully the minutes of your December meeting and am particularly pleased to note in many respects the notable advance you have made in establishing the Cause upon a wider and surer foundation.

For my part, I know no cry that paints pain with surer pathos than a passage now to be quoted.

I am surer of it than many an assertion for which I had more material proof.

He willingly leaped from parenthood to carpentry and the surer footing he had there.