to be sure
phrasal it must be acknowledged ; admittedly

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  • To be sure — Sure Sure, a. [Compar. {Surer}; superl. {Surest}.] [OE. sur, OF. se[ u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See {Secure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Insure}, {Sicker} sure.] 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to be sure — {adv. phr.} Without a doubt; certainly; surely. * / Didn t you say Mr. Smith would take us home? Oh, yes. To be sure, I did. / Often used before a clause beginning with but . * /He works slowly, to be sure, but he does a good job./ * /To be sure …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to be sure — {adv. phr.} Without a doubt; certainly; surely. * / Didn t you say Mr. Smith would take us home? Oh, yes. To be sure, I did. / Often used before a clause beginning with but . * /He works slowly, to be sure, but he does a good job./ * /To be sure …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ be\ sure — adv. phr. Without a doubt; certainly; surely. Didn t you say Mr. Smith would take us home? Oh, yes. To be sure, I did. Often used before a clause beginning with but . He works slowly, to be sure, but he does a good job. To be sure, Jim is a fast… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to be sure — adverb Certainly, undoubtedly, admittedly. Syn: absolutely, by all means, unquestionably …   Wiktionary

  • To make sure — Sure Sure, a. [Compar. {Surer}; superl. {Surest}.] [OE. sur, OF. se[ u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See {Secure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Insure}, {Sicker} sure.] 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make sure — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Be sure — Sure Sure, a. [Compar. {Surer}; superl. {Surest}.] [OE. sur, OF. se[ u]r, F. s[^u]r, L. securus; se aside, without + cura care. See {Secure}, and cf. {Assure}, {Insure}, {Sicker} sure.] 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • be sure and — Each of these three words is inoffensive, but the idea which their combination expresses should be conveyed by be sure to. In such a construction, what follows be sure is always an infinitive, not a group of words connected by and: Be sure to… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • To Be or Not to Be (1942 film) — Infobox Film | name = To Be or Not to Be caption = To Be or Not to Be VHS cover director = Ernst Lubitsch producer = Ernst Lubitsch writer = Melchior Lengyel Edwin Justus Mayer starring = Carole Lombard Jack Benny Robert Stack Felix Bressart Sig… …   Wikipedia

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