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sure•ly



Pronunciation: (shoor'lē, shûr'-), [key]
adv.
1. firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc.
2. undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly: The results are surely encouraging.
3. (in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly: Surely you are mistaken.
4. inevitably or without fail: Slowly but surely the end approached.
5. yes, indeed: Surely, I'll go with you!

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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