\ 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

authentic, bona fide, certifiable, certified, dinkum [Australian & New Zealand], echt, genuine, honest, pukka (also pucka), real, right, true

Antonyms: Adjective

bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, mock, phony (also phoney), pseudo, sham, spurious, suppositious, supposititious, unauthentic, unreal

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Tann shared a comprehensive list of his purchases with Wise and, sure enough, Wise recognized more collectibles of his. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 Eventually, my boss picked up the guy’s card and, sure enough, started picking his teeth with it. WSJ, "The Art of the Brushoff," 17 June 2018 The two seem shady and unscrupulous right from the start, and sure enough, things quickly go downhill from there. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Prospect is a stylish science fiction movie that puts world building first," 31 Oct. 2018 Music Google first demoed its cloud music service at Google I/O 2010, and sure enough, that's about when the AOSP music app was frozen in time. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary," 21 July 2018 Update: And sure enough, the New York Times reports Trump's lawyers are advising him not to grant Mueller an interview. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The writing is on the wall for Trump to back down from a substantial Mueller interview," 5 Feb. 2018 And sure enough, the 2018 Steam Winter Sale is here. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "The 2018 Steam Winter Sale is here with steep savings and free daily gifts," 20 Dec. 2018 The events of last year's Blade Runner 2049 hinted at more stories to come in the series' universe, and sure enough, a follow-up project has been announced. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Adult Swim, Crunchyroll announce first-ever co-production: A Blade Runner anime," 29 Nov. 2018 Blizzard had already told people not to expect Diablo IV, and sure enough no Diablo IV. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III remastered, and Overwatch gets a new cowboy," 2 Nov. 2018

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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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something valued as if it were money

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