be sure

idiom

used to tell someone not to forget to do something
Be sure to lock the door when you leave.

Examples of be sure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be sure, a concoction of challenges lie between the union representing American Airlines’ flight attendants and management. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 21 May 2024 To be sure, many health care interactions (surgery, MRIs, giving birth) can’t be done virtually, but the list is getting shorter by the day. Owen Tripp, STAT, 21 May 2024 To be sure, tech giants Apple and Amazon have transformed Culver City, investing significant resources and staff to build out their entertainment studios. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 To be sure, the IRS has been criticized in the past for taking too long to issue refunds to victims of identity theft. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2024 To be sure, ask the retailer if their bales are organic or at least pesticide-free. Jessica Damiano, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2024 To be sure, Israel has had some successes since Oct. 7. Richard English, TIME, 17 May 2024 Fourteen years later, in 1930, the recipe is picked up by Harry Craddock in his Savoy Cocktail Book, who adjusts it to two parts dry vermouth and only one part Bénédictine, a marked decrease in sweetness and a step forward to be sure. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 11 May 2024 Just be sure to set your schedule ahead of time and make reservations for individual programs as spots fill up quickly. Joe Niehaus, Travel + Leisure, 9 May 2024

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“Be sure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20sure. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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