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sure in English:

1. positive


On a more positive note, we should be making a profit by this time next year.
Negative electrons attract positive electrons.
His openness is a very positive quality, although not without its drawbacks.
I was charmed with it, adopted it, dropped my abrupt contradiction and positive argumentation, and put on the humble inquirer and doubter.
The assessment of communist countries is positive overall.
You should have the test done again. The result may have been a false positive.
With Renaissance, scholastic ideas gave place to positive ideas.
She thinks the fact that he admits his problem is very positive, and demonstrates that deep down, he wants to change for you.
A diagonal matrix is positive semidefinite if and only if all of its elements are nonnegative.
My attitude has changed for the better. I'm more positive now.
Becoming a positive person is an important step towards happiness and success.
If you have a positive attitude, you are looking for ways to solve the problems that you can solve, and you are letting go of the things over which you have no control.
I'm positive I saw someone run across the garden
God, I can't believe she stays positive after all she suffered.
Visualization, a favorite tool of the psychologist, cannot solve all problems, but many so-called positive thinkers seem to think that it can.

English word "sure"(positive) occurs in sets:

changing lives - strong adjectives

2. ensure


Careful preparations ensure success.
When watching TV, please ensure that the room is brightly lit and watch from a distance.
Advantaging myself over the competition is the only way I can ensure my evaporated yogurt water stand will be here tomorrow.
To ensure the safety of Americans, strict security rules have been introduced at the airports.
■ they ensure that the client and/or project supervisor take consideration of the safety and health plan and the document – by including them in the invitation to tender.
They are organizing politically and working to ensure that they are respected and valued.
Please ensure you always include a link-back in your replies. ">>" in plain ASCII + number (e.g. >>1).
In the event that asbestos-covered mesh is found, ensure its safety by damping the asbestos portion to prevent dust release and wrapping in a plastic bag.
The police service helps to ensure security.
However, it is important to remember that only active participation in sports activities may ensure fitness and well-being.
An example of ensure is for a teenager to make sure that his little brother gets home from school safely.
sb is responsible for ensuring that / sb shall ensure that
We must ensure fair and greater competition among agricultural goods suppliers.
Parents often sacrifice themselves to ensure that their children receive a good education.
Of course, that’s not all... they believe their staff are the driving force behind their success and therefore they ensure they get rewarded for all their hard work.

English word "sure"(ensure) occurs in sets:

make adjective

3. of


Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.
How nice of you!
Of course.
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
A box of chocolates
We were sitting peacefully at dinner, when all of a sudden the lights went out.
To the best of my knowledge, this chemical will prevent germs from breeding.
Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
Genes consist of a specific sequence of DNA.
Carpentry and bricklaying are examples of manual labor.
By the age of seven, he had already made his own bow and arrows.
When we started out in 2009, I was convinced that our store would become one of the best in the city.
I'm very particular about what kind of people I invite into my house.
If a man wants to learn to sound like a native speaker of Japanese, he shouldn't only learn Japanese from women. The reverse is true for a woman.
Something you should know about me is that I half of what I say is meaningless.

4. It is sure she will come



5. confident that one is right



English word "sure"(confident that one is right) occurs in sets:

Most common adjectives 1 - 53

6. of course


We arrived at the airport 30 minutes latr and, of course, we missed our plane

7. certainly


Certainly.
Certainly she wouldn't have dreamt that I would get up promptly without grumbling.
Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
For, in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery: but in fact, eleven men well armed will certainly subdue one single man in his shirt.
There's no telling what kind of trouble this proposal might stir up. The result is certainly going to be something to see.
I have often observed how little young ladies are interested by books of a serious stamp, though written solely for their benefit. It amazes me, I confess; for, certainly, there can be nothing so advantageous to them as instruction.
If you say "I was tricked," well that's certainly so but there's no mistaking that you were the one who signed up on a "sweet deal".
Certainly if someone is _that_ beautiful you'd draw back from approaching her. "Thought you'd agree."
In fact, there is a joke about passport photos: If you really look like the picture in your passport, you certainly need a vacation!
We've got taller so they don't fit. "Right, it's certainly not that we've got fat!" "The useful phrase 'grown up' is our trump card."
I had a nagging feeling that the atmosphere resembled somebody and, now that you mention it, yes, you're right. Certainly ZZ TOP had this kind of feel.
If there are genuine differences between these two cultures, I think that the largest are certainly in what you think about foreigners studying your native language.
Certainly there are inequalities in level of education even within a generation, but there have been no visible inequities between machines and materials in recent years.
The Koran, far from being inimitable, is a literary work of inferior quality, as it is neither clear, nor understandable, nor does it possess any practical value and is certainly not a revealed book.
The act known as terrorism, that rips away from us in an instant our peaceful days of happiness, is certainly worthy of being called an enemy to all mankind.

8. sure


Are you sure?
Be sure to keep in mind that you're supposed to complete the work within a week.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
After the hatchet job my boss did on my proposal, I'm not sure how long I want to keep on working here.
It's fine to set up a web page, just be sure you don't infringe anybody's copyright.
Tom doesn't drink much beer, but he sure drinks a lot of wine.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
When someone becomes neurotic about pens and paper clips, it's a sure sign they're cracking up.
The man in charge of the merry-go-round decided to make sure everything was working properly.
Do you have any ideas on how we can make sure Tom sticks around until the job is finished?
This policy is sure to go a long way towards stimulating business.
Keep a close eye on Tom and make sure he doesn't get into any trouble.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
How about playing catch? "Sure, why not?"
Go first to those who you are sure will help you.