\ ˈshu̇r-ə-ˈnəf How to pronounce sure-enough (audio) , ˈshər- \

Definition of sure-enough

 (Entry 1 of 2)

sure enough


Definition of sure enough (Entry 2 of 2)

: as one might expect : certainly

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Synonyms & Antonyms for sure-enough

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of sure-enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb And sure enough, Campbell’s Avis smartphone app now listed the car as having been returned, 90 minutes after his plane landed back in Boston., 20 Aug. 2021 And, sure enough, he was summoned on June 8 and has been with the team since. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2021 And sure enough, thankfully, this was not a violent result today, it was successfully resolved by law enforcement. NBC News, 20 Aug. 2021 On the nearby bank, Nikon whirring, Mitch Adolph nailed the shot, a classic 2020 photograph affirming that bald eagles are, sure enough, Blue Angels with beaks. Mike Klingaman,, 18 Aug. 2021 But sure enough, a yellowish-brown clam about 2 centimeters long rests in the palm of her hand., 18 Aug. 2021 And, sure enough, truck drivers are feeling the impact. Sam Fogel, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 And, sure enough, there was a letter, dated in October, from one of the biggest of the oilmen, Clint Murchison. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 4 Aug. 2021 And, sure enough, the rooms are like those in a hotel, but with more amenities, such as full kitchens. Anchorage Daily News, 2 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sure-enough


circa 1846, in the meaning defined above


circa 1545, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sure-enough was circa 1545

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“Sure-enough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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