sure enough

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv sure enough 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"
    • adv sure enough as supposed or expected "sure enough, he asked her for money again"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sure enough certainly
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Quotations

  • Jean Rostand
    Jean%20Rostand
    “It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.”
  • John Sterling
    John Sterling
    “Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody.”
  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours”
  • Larry Bird
    Larry Bird
    “I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody -- somewhere -- was practicing more than me.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr, seür (Fr. sûr)—L. securusse-, apart from, cura, care.

Usage

In literature:

Clump had pitched in sure enough, head first.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
I did pepper her, sure enough; her old flannel petticoat was full of shot, but it was so thick that it saved her.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Sure enough, make um cat laugh.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
He went by the name of Jack the Fisherman; and a smart, active, willing lad he was, sure enough.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Yes, I am sure enough!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
They're no bully-puss kind of men, but sure enough terrors from the chaparral.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Sure enough we did not distinguish them, not enough to justify the propaganda.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Sure enough, Rube was out in the prairie, nearly half a mile distant from the camp.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
All looked, and sure enough there was a slight movement from within.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
I am sure I have enough on my hands.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

"Come, sister, let us friendship vow!
So take the money, nothing loth;
Why always labor at the plough?
Here is enough I'm sure for both!"
"Fortune And Wisdom" by Friedrich von Schiller
An' wake the rest up. An' the sun
In frue the winder dazzle-un
Them eyes o' Sis's, wiv a sure-
Enough gold chain Old Kriss bringed to 'er!
"A Dubious "Old Kriss"" by James Whitcomb Riley
And, sure enough, he did! He was so drowsy,
And fogs so veiled the sun,
That, whetting up a huge, broad-bladed dagger,
He slew them, every one.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
An' I says to her, "Aye! 'Tis true sure enough
That poor Larry was drowned."
An' "Gawd," said the gal o' the Coast, "but it's tough!
An' the poor boy home-bound!"
"Sailor's Mourner" by Bill Adams
Oh! Think of the working man when he's no work to do,
Who's got a wife and family, perhaps four or two,
And the father searching for work, and no work can be had,
The thought, I'm sure, 'tis enough to drive the poor man mad.
"An Autumn Reverie" by William Topaz McGonagall
You may never weep, perchance, over a home made desolate by
death; and yet, time--so surely as time is--will make it but only
a memory. And all too late each heart will learn that it did not
prize enough the blessedness of home.
"Home" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

And sure enough, Monday morning I was brought back to reality in a very harsh way.
Vacuuming is really your first step, and you'll want to make sure you have enough power in your vacuum to do the job.
As sure as Stockholm syndrome, almost any track can seem likable if you hear it often enough.
But crews are making sure there will be enough ice.
Sure enough the Texas Instruments chief executive was there and happy to sign the calculator.
Bill Mahan isn't sure the Port of Bremerton has enough commissioners.
Making sure cattle get enough water.
If you can't get enough of the boys in black then make sure you're listening Monday through Friday at 8:00 PM.
The Woodmen of the World wanted to make sure departments have enough of it.
Sure, your workout session's over, but that doesn't mean you don't have enough left in you to challenge your workout partner to a little friendly competition.
Look, I love pizza as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure there is enough money in the world that would get me to do what this guy has done.
And sure enough, Oklahoma City ultimately prevailed.
Cut in shortening until mixture looks like grapenuts, add ramps and enough buttermilk to make a soft dough ball, make sure ramps are well mixed in dough.
We aren't sure if we'll have enough money, and we don't know if we'll be able to retire when we had originally planned.
Harrison is listed among the Advantage Doyle charges on the coach's website, but that is sure to change soon enough.
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In science:

For any compact set K contained in the interior of Kk ,t , almost surely for n large enough, K ⊂ Kn,k ,t .
Laws of large numbers for eigenvectors and eigenvalues associated to random subspaces in a tensor product
It is enough to prove that the result holds almost surely.
Laws of large numbers for eigenvectors and eigenvalues associated to random subspaces in a tensor product
ZN (h, x) ≤ N ψ(0, x) + ǫN , Q-almost surely for N large enough.
Asymmetric directed polymers in random environments
It is known that almost surely (a.s.) for n large enough, X is invertible (see the forthcoming Theorem 11) and then µX −1Y is a well defined random probability measure on C.
On the spectrum of sum and product of non-hermitian random matrices
N Φ(LN ,α )] + 2−N Xα:LN,α /∈U Xl=1 Xα:LN,α∈Brl (νl ) we first claim that almost surely the second summand vanishes provided N is large enough, i.e. that there is no α with LN ,α /∈ U .
A quenched large deviation principle and a Parisi formula for a Perceptron version of the GREM
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