1. [syn: surely, certainly, sure, for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as shooting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Surely \Sure"ly\, adv.
1. In a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly;
In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely die. --Gen. ii. 17.
He that created something out of nothing, surely can
raise great things out of small. --South.
2. Without danger; firmly; steadly; securely.
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely. --Prov. x.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: 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" [syn: surely, certainly, sure,
for sure, for certain, sure enough, sure as
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "surely":
OK, Roger, absolutely, all right, alright, alrighty, amen,
and no mistake, as you say, assuredly, at all events, at any rate,
aye, beyond question, by all means, certainly, clearly,
confidently, da, decidedly, decisively, definitely, determinedly,
distinctly, doggedly, doubtless, doubtlessly, exactly, fatefully,
fine, firmly, for a certainty, for a fact, for certain, for sure,
forsooth, good, good enough, hear, in truth, indeed, indeedy,
indefeasibly, indubitably, ineluctably, inescapably, inevasibly,
inevitably, inexorably, inflexibly, irrevocably, ja, just so,
mais oui, most assuredly, most certainly, naturally, naturellement,
necessarily, nothing else but, of course, okay, oui, positively,
precisely, quite, rather, really, relentlessly, right, righto,
securely, solidly, steadily, sure, sure thing, to a certainty,
to be sure, truly, unavoidably, uncontrollably, undoubtedly,
unequivocally, unfalteringly, unmistakably, unpreventably,
unquestionably, unswervingly, unyieldingly, very well,
well and good, why yes, yea, yeah, yep, yes, yes indeed,
yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree