sure-enough

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adjective \ ˈshu̇r-ə-ˈnəf \

Definition of sure-enough

First Known Use of sure-enough

circa 1846


sure enough

adverb

Definition of sure enough

:as one might expect :certainly

First Known Use of sure enough

circa 1545


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