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adverb American English pronunciation: surely /ˈʃʊrli/

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  1. 1
    without any doubt

    That is surely the stupidest thing I have ever done.

  2. 2
    used for showing that you believe something is very likely

    Surely you realized we were in when you saw the lights on?

    Surely she didn't mean it – it was just a thoughtless remark.

  3. 3
    old-fashioned used for saying "yes" to someone

    "Can you help me carry this box?" "Why, surely."

  4. 4
    spoken used for showing surprise or doubt about something

    He's getting married? Surely you can't be serious!


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