for sure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj for sure not open to doubt; that was for sure" "she wanted to go"
    • adv for sure definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely') "the results are surely encouraging","she certainly is a hard worker","it's going to be a good day for sure","they are coming, for certain","they thought he had been killed sure enough","he'll win sure as shooting","they sure smell good","sure he'll come"
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Quotations

  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward%20M.%20Forster
    “America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “The more I see the less I know for sure.”
  • James Baldwin
    James%20Baldwin
    “Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.”
  • Lee Iacocca
    Lee%20Iacocca
    “The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.”
  • Jerry Gillies
    Jerry Gillies
    “Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.”

Usage

In literature:

She wished that he had, for she never felt sure of Emily.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am sure Jack felt it, for, as soon as he decently could, he got up to go.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
For surely I am blind.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
For her to "ill wish" anyone was a sure sign that ruin would befall them.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
She's gone to sea for sure.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Why, about the girl for sure.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I am sure you will receive him kindly for my sake, and that you will like him for his own.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Make sure I wake up in time for Mass, will you?
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Lady Myrtle would be sure to like to see it, and we needn't ask for her, you know.
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Ey, he did, for sure.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
But I'm sure pining for to bust the bank at Bronson's.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Sure, if it hadn't been for Mr. Gale I'd never have listened to him.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Surely you care more for him, and for what comes to him, than your line of argument seems to imply?
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
They will never let honest men suffer for behaving square, sure no, they'll not do that!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
When we make a break for it they will be sure we still have the goods.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
For surely she was born in the faith.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The little one has the trick of it, for sure ...
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Clover, like most Americans, had a passion for the antique; so this present was sure to please.
"In the High Valley" by Susan Coolidge
There is surely time for another game?
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
As for myself, I am sure I only wish our situations were reversed.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

"Thou impudent whore,
Thou shalt have a rod;
I'll have thee for sure;
I'll take thee by G--."
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
Had I many,
Had I any,
(For this heart is none)
All were thine
And none of mine,
Surely thine alone.
"An Offering" by George Herbert
And blessed is the man
That is kind to the poor;
For his reward in heaven,
'Tis said in the Scripture, is sure.
"To Mr James Scrymgeour, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
Though seeming sinless, till I die
I shall not know for sure
Why to my soul she seemed a lie
And otherwise than pure.
"Lilith" by Madison Julius Cawein
"O Christ! my verry hart doth bleed
With sorrow for thy sake;
For sure, a more renowned knight
Mischance cold never take."
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
'For the saucy, reckless, heartless,
Evil days are sure in store.
You may see the Negro sinking
As the Chayma sank of yore.'
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

This one is a tough one, that's for sure Opportunities for rainfall begin on Saturday, and continue right through early Wednesday.
Only Santa knows for sure.
Lots of planning, for sure.
This is the jungle for sure.
Heading to work at daybreak and returning home after sundown is irksome for daily commuters in the Daniels-Shady Spring area, but there is no way to say for sure just when the Z-Way project can be completed.
An evening to remember, for sure.
It's hard to define, but one thing is for sure: it isn't supposed to remind you of a dead body .
It's difficult to tell for sure, but it appears that what may have begun as a quiet event got blown out of proportion by a rock singer new to the subtleties of diplomacy , probably dooming the event, if it hadn't been canceled already.
2 things I know for sure.
Oregon authorities know only two things for sure about the death of 70-year-old farmer Terry Vance Garner: He died Wednesday and his hogs ate most of him, according to news reports.
It's highly likely this was an accidental fire, and while we can't say for sure, my thought is it s...
All quiet overnight tonight as we wrap up the one for-sure dry day today.
But after Wednesday morning at the Supreme Court, this much we know for sure: The Roberts court has gone to the dogs.
We'll be healthier for sure.
We'll probably never know for sure exactly what got Cameron fired in his fifth season running the Ravens' offense.
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In science:

Whether this log is a general factor or a peculiarity of the present model is not known for sure[6, 14].
Parton Saturation-An Overview
For the lattices L and H this is shown by a simple calculation and for the lattice Oǫ this is an almost sure statement stemming from the independence of the sequence ǫ.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
For this case, (Yn ) is a non-negative martingale verifying E(Yn ) = 1 for all n and converging thus almost surely to a limit Y∞ .
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
Also sophisticated complete algorithms, i.e. those that find an optimal solution for sure, use heuristic arguments for accelerating the combinatorial search.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
Since this is µ almost surely the case for (φ1 , φ2 , r) and some n, there must exist an n for which this is the case with positive µ probability.
Random Surfaces
Now, if there is one such cluster, there must almost surely be infinitely many, since otherwise the minimum value of k for which such a cluster occurs in (ψ1 , ψ2 , r) would be a height difference variable for µ (and in this subsection, we are assuming that no height difference variable exists).
Random Surfaces
In particular, for a point x ∈ L, since µ(φ(x)) ∈ [(u, x), (u, x) + 1), we may conclude that wµ almost surely (for µ′ chosen from wµ), |µ′ (φ(x)) − (u, x)| ≤ 2.
Random Surfaces
Q-almost-surely, for all but a finite number of indices N , for some constant c.
Convergence to equilibrium for finite Markov processes, with application to the Random Energy Model
Gupta and Kumar showed that for d = 2, if πr(n)2 = (log n + cn )/n, then as n ↑ ∞ the graph is connected almost surely as n ↑ ∞ if cn ↑ ∞ and is disconnected almost surely if cn ↓ −∞ .
Monotone properties of random geometric graphs have sharp thresholds
This is equivalent to finding, almost surely, a ray for which S (σ) ≥ f (|σ |) all but finitely often, for any monotone f satisfying P n−3/2 |f (n)| < ∞.
Critical RWRE on trees and tree-indexed random walks
Thus for every N ≥ 1 there exists almost surely a random cutset Π such that for every σ ∈ Π, |σ | > N and S (σ) < −f (|σ |).
Critical RWRE on trees and tree-indexed random walks
However, their total variation distance, being a difference, could perfectly converge almost surely to 0. A similar fact was proved not for the Gibbs measure as a measure on {−1, +1}N , but for an induced measure in the random field Curie–Weiss model [? ].
A representation of Gibbs measure for the random energy model
Asymptotics for the almost-sure Lyapunov exponent for the solution of the parabolic Anderson problem.
Intermittency in a catalytic random medium
In this independent case, it is well-known that there is a critical probability pc (d) ∈ (0, 1) such that, if p > pc (d), there is almost surely a unique infinite cluster, while for p < pc (d) there is almost surely none [Gri].
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
Firstly, the dot charge in units e has, for sure, to be between zero and one.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
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