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

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ANYTUS: I have certainly never heard any one say so.
Perhaps there is no city in which it is not easier to do men harm than to do them good, and this is certainly the case at Athens, as I believe that you know.
Certainly we shall have to look to ourselves, and try to find some one who will help in some way or other to improve us.
There are not many things which I profess to know, but this is most certainly one of them.
She may justly feel, as part at least of the reward of a labour which must have occupied much time, so many of the freshest hours of mind and spirit, that she has done something to help her author in the achievement of his, however discouraged still irrepressible, desire, by giving additional currency to a book which the best sort of readers will recognize as an excellent and certainly very versatile companion, not to be forgotten.
It has certainly been a hard day,' said little Hans to himself as he was going to bed, 'but I am glad I did not refuse the Miller, for he is my best friend, and, besides, he is going to give me his wheelbarrow.
Idleness is a great sin, and I certainly don't like any of my friends to be idle or sluggish.
It is certainly a great privilege to hear you talk,' answered little Hans, sitting down, and wiping his forehead, 'a very great privilege.
Little Hans is certainly a great loss to every one,' said the Blacksmith, when the funeral was over, and they were all seated comfortably in the inn, drinking spiced wine and eating sweet cakes.
I will certainly take care not to give away anything again.
If you had done so, I certainly would not have listened to you; in fact, I should have said 'Pooh,' like the critic.
But I don't believe her figure is as good as mine, and her nose certainly isn't.
A parttime student who is employed on a full-time basis or has his own trade or business would certainly meet this test.
The Marshall Institute report concludes that "temperature increases in the next century, assuming a greenhouse gas increase equivalent to doubling of carbone dioxide in the atmosphere, will almost certainly be less than 1[degrees]C and may be less than 0.
Certainly the industry, both conferences and exhibitions, had a very good year in 2004.