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  • Definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely'. )
    • usage: "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"
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MLAWordNet. "certainly" 23 October 2010. Web. 27 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/certainly/definitions/1250934>
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