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

Definition of sure-enough

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sure enough


Definition of sure enough (Entry 2 of 2)

: as one might expect : certainly

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of sure-enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Germany has also drawn in the private sector to make sure enough tests are carried out. Angela Dewan, Henrik Pettersson And Natalie Croker, CNN, "As governments fumbled their coronavirus response, these four got it right. Here's how.," 16 Apr. 2020 And, sure enough, in the wake of the news that Prince Charles had been diagnosed with COVID-19: Ouch, and also, amazing! Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Queen Was Photographed on the Phone and Accidentally Became a Meme," 30 Mar. 2020 And sure enough, there in second place (just behind Biden) was Harris. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Political Media’s Blurred Reality," 12 Mar. 2020 And sure enough, come Tuesday morning, the majority of Lassiter students logged on. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "'This is a whole new world': JCPS confronts its digital divide as classes resume virtually," 7 Apr. 2020 Slab crappies are meat eaters—sure enough minnow munchers. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The 8 Best Live Bait Rigs for Crappie Fishing," 4 Mar. 2020 And, sure enough, while Mr Bloomberg’s rivals knocked lumps out of each other in Iowa and New Hampshire, his aggressive campaigning in the Super Tuesday states has produced the biggest, fastest polling surge of the contest. The Economist, "Lexington Mike Bloomberg’s (very expensive) moment," 15 Feb. 2020 So, sure enough, in midflight after leaving Ottawa, the plane ran out of fuel and both engines failed within minutes of each other. Matt Parker, Wired, "Bad Math, Pepsi Points, and the Greatest Plane Non-Crash Ever," 23 Jan. 2020 Scherzer turned it over to Hudson for a tense ninth, and sure enough, trouble ensued. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Max effort: Nats turn aces’ bullpen days into valuable outs," 5 Oct. 2019

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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 2 Jun. 2020.

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