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 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

  • 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

  • To be dead — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on the watch — Watch Watch (w[o^]ch), n. [OE. wacche, AS. w[ae]cce, fr. wacian to wake; akin to D. wacht, waak, G. wacht, wache. [root]134. See {Wake}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be in luck — Luck Luck, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl[ u]ck, Icel. lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to entice. Cf. 3d {Gleck}.] That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one s interests or happiness, and which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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