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/ˈʃʊər li, ˈʃɜr-/
firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc.
undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly:
The results are surely encouraging.
(in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly:
Surely you are mistaken.
inevitably or without fail:
Slowly but surely the end approached.
Surely, I'll go with you!
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The myth was that if you ate enough, you'd
as the gardener's focus shifts from fall to winter, it shifts from outdoors to indoors.
Then, slowly but
, the rest of their plans took shape.
The divine power moves with difficulty, but at the same time
But if the past is any guide, this prediction will almost
the artificial fractures won't play a role in seismic activity.
those stakes warrant the humble, humanistic study of what essentially lies beyond reason's authority.
some of those students were great in one or more important ways.
Anyone who has watched toddlers playing and squabbling has
reached the same conclusion about humans.
Those of us in higher education
know that from our own experiences.
British Dictionary definitions for
without doubt; assuredly
things could surely not have been worse
without fail; inexorably (esp in the phrase
slowly but surely
) am I not right in thinking that?; I am sure that
surely you don't mean it?
) in a sure manner
) safely; securely
mainly US & Canadian
) willingly; of course; yes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.
Surely this is the bitterness of death.