\ 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

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of sure-enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Schoen cooked up a quick batch and, sure enough, Sophie was stopped on the street to ask its name. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, "These Arresting New Luxury Fragrances Might Help You Delete Your Dating Apps," 29 Apr. 2021 When June still doesn't break, she's taken to a new room, where sure enough, Hannah is locked up, though seemingly unharmed and unafraid. Amanda Ostuni,, "The Handmaid's Tale season 4 premiere recap: Everyone feels like they're cleaning up June's mess," 28 Apr. 2021 And sure enough, there was a greater awareness that came about of Asian American hate. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, "In Conversation: Daniel Dae Kim," 12 Apr. 2021 And, sure enough, he was summoned Aug. 13 and saw action in 12 games with mixed results: 1-0, 5.87 ERA, 17 hits, nine walks and 10 runs in 15⅓ innings with an impressive 21 strikeouts. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers reliever Drew Rasmussen will continue to be counted on despite rough start to season," 9 Apr. 2021 And, sure enough, the big banks—JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs—next week will deliver their Q1 reports, unofficially kicking off the latest round. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "With stocks touching all-time highs, Wall Street believes there’s a new rally in the making," 7 Apr. 2021 And sure enough, processing her repressed memories of Bill’s basement enables her to see her attacker’s face clearly for the first time. Sean T. Collins, Vulture, "Clarice Recap: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?," 1 Apr. 2021 That helped push the cryptocurrency to a record high of $61,283.80 last week—and sure enough bitcoin jumped in value following Musk's latest announcement. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "You can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin—at a staggering cost, critics warn," 24 Mar. 2021 Both are energy-only markets that rely on price signals to make sure enough power is on the grid. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Grid Reliability Is Feasible, but at What Cost?," 26 Feb. 2021

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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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“Sure-enough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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