assurance

Definitions

  • A bargain, I assure you, ma'am
    A bargain, I assure you, ma'am
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assurance freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular","after that failure he lost his confidence","she spoke with authority"
    • n assurance a statement intended to inspire confidence "the President's assurances were not respected"
    • n assurance a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something "an assurance of help when needed","signed a pledge never to reveal the secret"
    • n assurance a British term for some kinds of insurance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Assurance (Law) Any written or other legal evidence of the conveyance of property; a conveyance; a deed.
    • Assurance Betrothal; affiance.
    • Assurance Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.
    • Assurance Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance. "Brave men meet danger with assurance .""Conversation with the world will give them knowledge and assurance ."
    • Assurance Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on occasion of a certain event, as loss or death.
    • Assurance The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence. "Whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.""Assurances of support came pouring in daily."
    • Assurance The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty. "Let us draw with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assurance The act of assuring; a formal or earnest statement intended to produce belief or conviction; a positive declaration intended to give confidence: as, I trusted to his assurances.
    • n assurance Pledge; guaranty; surety.
    • n assurance Affiance; betrothal.
    • n assurance In law, documentary evidence of the title or right of possession of property.
    • n assurance Insurance; a contract for the payment of a sum on the occurrence of a certain event, as loss or death.
    • n assurance Certain proof; clear evidence; positive demonstration; undeniable grounds for belief or trust; assuredness.
    • n assurance Firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certain expectation; the utmost certainty.
    • n assurance Especially Firmness of mind; undoubting steadiness; intrepidity; courage.
    • n assurance Freedom from timidity or bashfulness; laudable confidence; self-reliance.
    • n assurance Excess of boldness; impudence: as, his assurance is intolerable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Assurance confidence: feeling of certainty: self-reliance: impudence: positive declaration: insurance, as applied to lives: the securing of a title to property:
    • n Assurance (theol.) subjective certainty of one's salvation: a solemn declaration or promise, a certain proof: surety, warrant
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Quotations

  • Nicholas Breton
    Nicholas Breton
    “Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.”
  • George Borrow
    George Borrow
    “A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.”
  • Norman Augustine
    Norman Augustine
    “If sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on top of each other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: The one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Unwavering obedience to the true principles we learn will assure us spiritual survival.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. assuraunce, F. assurance, fr. assurer,. See Assure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aseürer (Fr. assurer)—Late L. adsecurāread, to, securus, safe. See Sure.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Freire will have every title to the same from us, and will assuredly receive it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I do assure you he saw you this morning.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
In less than the short space of three years, Assur-nazir-pal had remedied this evil.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
We are assured that he sees everything, yet his presence remedies nothing.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
She is no more than a name to me, I do assure you; the daughter of the man who sits in my father's seat at Appleby Hundred.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
That we are in earnest we have got to assure him someway, and money talks best.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
Be assured, if they are guilty, the other brother will never come from that prison alive.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green
I am sorry I must assure my female readers that very few of them had reference to Mary Flood Jones.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Before anything else I must be assured that you are really Frederic Liddell's daughter.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
One consolation was assured to her.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Of one thing he felt assured.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
I have the assurance of Dr. Heger of Brussels that Miss Bronte's correspondence with his father no longer exists.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
It is faith that if I do my part He will most assuredly do His.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
In fact, its size in proportion to its weight had assured for it sufficient buoyancy.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
Policies of life assurance were issued in England before any companies were organized to prosecute the business.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
But I give every one of them a turn, Dr. Knott, I assure you.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I assure you I have much more to conquer in myself, with regard to them.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The Dean had taken occasion to assure her that the ladies at Manor Cross would receive her with open arms.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
But they felt that something had better be done toward assurance of their futures.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The General assured him with oaths that he certainly would.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
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In poetry:

And the high stars' recurring pomp,
Days, seasons, whisper me
Of that one certainty divine,
Assuring, she is she.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
The Jewish doctors pondered,
And Gentile sages dreamed,
While on their weary vision
No assuring light yet gleamed.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Assure my conscience of her part
In the Redeemer's blood
And bear thy witness with my heart,
That I am born of God.
"Hymn 144" by Isaac Watts
But every heart shall opened be
Before this judge most high;
Yea, every thought to judgment he
Will bring assuredly.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
And every lesson learnt, anew,
The vain assurance lends
That now I know, and now can do,
And now should see thy ends.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
"My heart, my life, my all is yours,
And you are all to me;
Faith trusts your promise and assures
Unchanged fidelity.
"Fidelity" by Jared Barhite

In news:

1993—Missouri 17-year-old Christopher Simmons plans a brutal murder and assures his friends that they can "get away with it" because they are minors.
'Revolution' Team Assures Scientific Justification for Power Outage Premise.
Carlyle Hotel for $130 million in January 2001, the new management assured New.
Seeks assurance that U.S.-led coalition controls Kirkuk .
The bread machine assures uniform mixing and adequate kneading in a process that takes 1 hour, 40 minutes.
Tyler Bray threw four touchdown passes without an interception Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 to assure that the Volunteers wouldn't go winless in Southeastern Conference competition for the first time in school history.
The final version of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, aimed at keeping small arms from terrorists and rogue regimes, is due Friday US gun rights advocates reject assurances the treaty would not infringe on their rights.
If it's Hillary Clinton, her campaign has repeatedly assured us, she is just waiting to be woken, ready to address the latest crisis threatening our national security.
Beginning preachers often assume that only after they have built up the trust of the congregation by assuring them of God's lovingkindness will they have earned the right to deliver the harder words of scripture.
K.-based Prudential PLC has agreed to acquire the life-assurance unit of Thailand's Thanachart Bank for $585 million, underscoring the keen interest among global insurers and investors in the fast-growing Southeast Asian market.
Prudential to Buy Thai Thanachart Life Assurance for $585M.
U.K.-based Prudential PLC (PRU.LN) has agreed to acquire the life-assurance unit of Thailand's Thanachart Bank for $585 million, underscoring the keen interest among global insurers and investors in the fast-growing Southeast Asian market.
Moulder 's guitar mastery is on display in "Gateway", in "The Eleventh Hour" the band performs with the self-assurance of a Pat Metheny live set but with more edginess.
NASA has posted a notice on its Web site assuring us that the world won't end in the year 2012, as a new movie would have it.
Fortunately, Mark Devine over at Faidley's Seafood in Lexington Market assured me that Faidley's muskrats are already cleaned and de-musked.
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In science:

Mutuelle Assurance Automobile des Instituteurs de France.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The stability of the network is then assured.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
Thus with such a choice of α1 we can be assured that the estimates hold for a large fraction of the k satisfying (5).
On Convergence of Moments for Random Young Tableaux and a Random Growth Model
BQM, although y0 was considered very small and we assured that the particles depart the x-axis symmetrically.
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
To proceed with the proof of Theorem 1.1, one has to assure that ξn grows at least linearly.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
Multiple algorithm application can assure high completeness across a broad range of cluster properties.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
The condition above assures that the intersection φk (M ) ∩ N is a sequence of asymptotically holomorphic submanifolds of M (see [12, proposition 3.10]).
Codimension one symplectic foliations
The multiple-stepping mode requires a larger state buffer (thus may be more suitable in software applications), but assures perfect diversity.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
In ref. we have shown that our generalized Uehling–Uhlenbeck equation (GUUE) assures particle, momentum and energy conservation.
Generalized Kinetic Theory of Electrons and Phonons
Note that, if A or B is infinite, A |d B may be empty, even if A and B are not empty. A condition assuring non-emptiness will be imposed when necessary.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
One Monte Carlo study, on a large lattice and with less assurance of equilibrium than other simulations, yielded β = 0.25 ± 0.03 .
Order Parameter Criticality of the d=3 Random-Field Ising Antiferromagnet Fe(0.85)Zn(0.15)F2
The one-loop solution assures us of having a two loop finite theory, thus also at two loops γ is zero.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
In particular, any dynamic rule obeying detailed balance conditions between different energy levels, such as histogram or multicanonical recipes, also assures a uniform visitation inside each energy level separately.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
Obeying detailed balance, the required uniformity of visits within each energy level is assured.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
To assure the coassociativity of the coproduct we need to delocalise the effect of the coproduct or what a physicist would call a propagator on the oriented graph G.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
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