sure-enough
adjective Date: circa 1846 actual, genuine, real

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  • sure-enough — sure′ enough′ adj. Informal. sts real; genuine • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • sure-enough — ☆ sure enough [shoor′i nuf′ ] adj. Informal real; actual …   English World dictionary

  • sure enough — adverb 1. as supposed or expected (Freq. 3) sure enough, he asked her for money again 2. definitely or positively ( sure is sometimes used informally for surely ) (Freq. 3) the results are surely encouraging she certainly is a hard worker it s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sure-enough — adjective (used informally especially for emphasis) (Freq. 1) a real honest to god live cowboy had us a high old time went upriver to look at a sure enough fish wheel • Syn: ↑honest to god, ↑honest to goodness, ↑old …   Useful english dictionary

  • sure-enough — {adj.} Real; genuine. * /Rick found a sure enough nickel./ * /Martha s uncle gave her a sure enough pearl on a little gold chain./ * /Jane s uncle is a sure enough cowboy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure-enough — {adj.} Real; genuine. * /Rick found a sure enough nickel./ * /Martha s uncle gave her a sure enough pearl on a little gold chain./ * /Jane s uncle is a sure enough cowboy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure-enough — adj Real; genuine. Rick found a sure enough nickel. Martha s uncle gave her a sure enough pearl on a little gold chain. Jane s uncle is a sure enough cowboy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sure enough — {adv.} As expected. * /Charles was afraid he had done badly on the test, and sure enough, his grade was failing./ * /The children saw a familiar shape coming up the street and hoped it was their lost dog. When it came near, sure enough, it was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure enough — {adv.} As expected. * /Charles was afraid he had done badly on the test, and sure enough, his grade was failing./ * /The children saw a familiar shape coming up the street and hoped it was their lost dog. When it came near, sure enough, it was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sure\ enough — adv As expected. Charles was afraid he had done badly on the test, and sure enough, his grade was failing. The children saw a familiar shape coming up the street and hoped it was their lost dog. When it came near, sure enough, it was Spot.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sure enough — adverb Just as one would expect. It had been predicted it would be rainy today and, sure enough, it was beginning to rain …   Wiktionary

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