to be sure
phrasal it must be acknowledged ; admittedly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — spoken formal used for admitting that something is true, before you say something that seems to be the opposite of this To be sure, most people are law abiding, but crime remains a problem …   English dictionary

  • to be sure — be certain, be positive; without a doubt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to be sure — certainly; it must be admitted. → sure …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • to be sure — idi without doubt or dispute …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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