Definition of For sure

1. Adjective. Not open to doubt. "She wanted to go; that was for sure"

Similar to: Unquestionable

2. Adverb. Definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely'). "Sure he'll come"
Exact synonyms: Certainly, For Certain, Sure, Sure As Shooting, Sure Enough, Surely
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Certain, Sure

Definition of For sure

1. Adverbial phrase. definitely, positively, without doubt ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of For Sure

for one's liking
for one's particular
for one thing
for pity's sake
for real
for reals
for realsies
for rent
for sake of
for sale
for shame
for shizzle
for short
for some reason
for starters
for sure (current term)
for that
for that matter
for the asking
for the birds
for the first time
for the fun of it
for the heck of it
for the hell of it
for the last time
for the life of one
for the lose
for the loss
for the love of
for the love of Christ

Literary usage of For sure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"If the dangerous favour of the army had imprudently declared them deserving of the purple, they were marked for sure destruction ; and even prudence would ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"'s help, rest assured that . . will help; tiedän sen ihan ~ I know that for certain (1. for sure 1. for a certainty 1. for a certain fact), ..."

3. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1854)
"It certainly has been conveyed there by some kind spirit, for sure you saw me have it at Manchester; well, to be sure, I found it in 'ny box, on Thursday, ..."

4. Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1906)
"... pebbles, and hobby-horses : I believe you will expect this letter to be dated from the other world, for sure I am you never heard an inhabitant of this ..."

5. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1860)
"... for they were as thick as the bark and the tree —as intimate us man and wife—I mane, of course, as brother and sister; for, sure, he was a blessed monk, ..."

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