surely: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shoor'lē, shûr'-), [key]
— adv.
  1. firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc.
  2. undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly: The results are surely encouraging.
  3. (in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly: Surely you are mistaken.
  4. inevitably or without fail: Slowly but surely the end approached.
  5. yes, indeed: Surely, I'll go with you!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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