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Synonyms for surely

definitely or positively ('sure' is sometimes used informally for 'surely')

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Surely it was more likely that a brainless creature, acting solely by vague predatory instinct, would give up the chase when I disappeared, and, after a pause of astonishment, would wander away in search of some other prey?
They were animals, then, and not natives, who had made the inroad, for surely the latter would have left nothing behind.
A ferocious beast would surely have destroyed them and left their remains.
give me each a little light from your own breasts, and surely they will glow the brighter for this kindly deed; and I will thankfully repay it if I can.
And Ripple said she would consent, though she knew not if the jewels could be found; still, thinking of the promise she had made, she forgot all else, and told the Spirits what they asked most surely should be done.
The original ghost-- that touch of lips on her cheek--had surely been laid long ago; it could be nothing to her that a man had kissed her on a mountain once.
Therefore I say, and swear it with a great oath--nay, by this my sceptre which shalt sprout neither leaf nor shoot, nor bud anew from the day on which it left its parent stem upon the mountains--for the axe stripped it of leaf and bark, and now the sons of the Achaeans bear it as judges and guardians of the decrees of heaven--so surely and solemnly do I swear that hereafter they shall look fondly for Achilles and shall not find him.
Surely Priam with his sons would rejoice, and the Trojans be glad at heart if they could hear this quarrel between you two, who are so excellent in fight and counsel.
He raised his hands in prayer to his immortal mother, "Mother," he cried, "you bore me doomed to live but for a little season; surely Jove, who thunders from Olympus, might have made that little glorious.
Incline your head," said she, "and promise me surely, or else deny me--for you have nothing to fear--that I may learn how greatly you disdain me.
Surely Ms Fernandes, a respected lawyer, must have had suspicions about her husband in the past.
That's why natural justice surely demands a completely impartial overview, via public inquiry, before the scheme is waved through.
Referendum Blues SURELY this is not what they meant, That rebellious 52% What they wanted was not strange, They just wanted things to change, They did not realise the chaos that would be, When they voted,"Westminster - listen to me
Surely we need to forget the millions intended for Trident, space programmes and the billions to be wasted on HS2, as it's surely obvious to even this government that the country's infrastructure is rapidly decaying before our eyes.