First Known Use of sure-enough
Synonymsbona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, right, sure-enough, true
Antonymsbogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal
Related Wordsactual, historical, original; lawful, legal, legitimate; identifiable, recognizable, verifiable; proven, substantiated, validated, verified; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, undeniable, undoubted, unmistakable, unquestionable; veritable, very; accurate, correct, proper; pure, unadulterated, unalloyed
Near Antonymsartificial, factitious, imitation, man-made, simulated, synthetic, unnatural; concocted, fabricated, manufactured; deceptive, delusive, delusory, misleading
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Marsh Man Masson set out this week to see if a stretch of bayou between Shell Beach and Hopedale had filled up with fish, like it's done in previous bitterly cold conditions, and sure enough, the action was the best of the year.
The institute, defined by concrete floors and giant, ugly machines, is a cross between an ogre's dungeon and a mad scientist's lab, and sure enough, both a monster and a madman soon enter the story.
Dissenters There is always likely to be some dissent on a 25-member committee, and sure enough, not everyone was on board with leaving the program open ended.
Thus, any new major firmware for the Switch is likely to get fans' hopes up about new functionality, and, sure enough, Switch firmware 4.0, out on Wednesday, brings a few new features to the table.
Logic is not a sure enough defense against moral bankruptcy.
Bond proxies in the stock market are shunned when Treasury yields rise, and, sure enough, utilities have been the worst-performing sector since early September.
And, sure enough, the 33-yard field goal attempt Tarbutt pushed right as time expired Sunday, failing to push this wild football game into overtime, pierced the UConn football team straight to the heart.
And sure enough, all of the hospital patients’ S. lugdunensis colonies produced lugdunin.
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