Surely

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Definition

surely: certainly, without a doubt, inevitably, definitely
adverb

(You) surely (don't believe him): (You) undoubtedly, certainly, without a doubt (don't believe him)
adverb
It surely cannot be possible that you were abducted by aliens last night.

Examples

  • "There will surely be some dancing in the streets tonight Moira."
  • "Susie : Even if the monkey doesn't talk, the competition will surely point out the presence of monkeys in our laboratory."
  • "Narrator : Thundera, the Siberian tiger, is surely the most formidable hunter of all, and an imposing presence in the meeting room. Here we see Philip Cheeter, head of sales, negotiating with the help of this magnificent tiger."
  • "But surely, if anyone can tamper with a page like this, Stickypedia must be open to vandalism."
  • "Surely that is even more dangerous to the health than passive smoking?"
  • "Surely Mr. Jones is a friend of yours."
  • "Yes, but surely you have a favourite among them. I mean, the initiatives really are revolutionary, very ahead of their time."
  • "Surely in this case, an expert's opinion is more important?"
  • "This year Horatio is working on a line of perfumes for men which will surely have an impact on the market for male cosmetics."
  • "Nigel : But, Bruno, surely you can't be serious."

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