\ 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 And sure enough, the book began being left on docks and in warehouses. cleveland, "‘Insane bombshell’ in comics distribution world: Captain Comics," 11 June 2020 Sadly and sure enough, Gaga’s performance art did not prevent serious torment. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Lady Gaga Is Back and Smaller Than Ever," 1 June 2020 Through Sunday, New York City had recorded nearly 14,800 deaths confirmed by a lab test and another nearly 5,200 probable deaths where no test was available but doctors are sure enough to list the virus on the death certificate., "Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally," 11 May 2020 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

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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