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sure enough

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: as one might expect : certainly

Examples of sure-enough in a Sentence

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And sure enough, the critics and even the fans rated it better and bought more of it. Chris Willman, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 And sure enough, after a round of votes, the two met up. Marc Lacey, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 And sure enough, that illuminated blue panel is blinking its message: DONE! Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 And sure enough, by the end of that same day, Barrino was in New York. Vulture, 12 Dec. 2023 And sure enough, Bergen, who’s such a staple of these inductions that SNL should have her on retainer, joined the pair to sing the women’s section’s praises. Vulture, 3 Dec. 2023 And sure enough, outside the door a white van was parked, waiting to take me to set. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2023 And sure enough, on Dunster’s first serve rockets the ball directly through Diamond’s torso, leaving a Death Becomes Her-esque hole in her stomach. Vulture, 19 Nov. 2023 But sure enough, the news of his investigation starts hitting the internet. Breanne L. Heldman, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1846, in the meaning defined above


circa 1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sure-enough was circa 1545

Dictionary Entries Near sure-enough

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Cite this Entry

“Sure-enough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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