sure as shooting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sure as shooting absolutely certain "it is sure as shooting that they will come"
    • adv sure as shooting 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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Usage

In literature:

It is, sure as shooting!
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
I will sell it sure as shooting!
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
But unless we find some answers right fast, Tom will lose his license sure as shooting.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
We can't afford to lose you, sir, any of us, and now he'll do for you, as sure as shooting!
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
If the clouds part again they will see me, sure as shooting.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
But if we'd gone to the courts I'd got half, sure as shooting!
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
But as you say, we need venison; and the next time we'll shoot together so's to make sure.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
They'll shoot him, sure as guns.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
Ninety and nine days it may pass safely, but the hundredth will smash it as sure as some people's shooting.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
The trick will work, sure as shooting!
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

Theaw's one ear north, an't' other seawth,
An' like a coalpit is thi meawth ;
Theaw'rt far too sweet on earth to stay,
Let someb'dy shoot tha reet away ;
For aw feel sure ther connot be
Another hawf so feaw as thee.
"To Miss Ugly-Mug." by William Baron

In news:

Make Sure to be on the lookout for Fat Chino and the entire Trouble Maker Family as they will be doing a video shoot on tomorrow.
When you'serve as Lorrie Ann Butler, it can be dangerous just to deliver a file to the administrative offices, because sure as shooting, somebody will say, " Lorrie , can you help me on this project".
USA's Rhode is sure as shooting .
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