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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sure a. [Compar. Surer superl. Surest.]
 1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.
    We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.   --Rom. ii. 2.
    I'm sure care 's an enemy of life.   --Shak.
 2. Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
 3. Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring. “His sure word.”
    The Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the Lord.   --1 Sam. xxv. 28.
    The testimony of the Lord is sure.   --Ps. xix. 7.
    Which put in good sure leather sacks.   --Chapman.
 4. Betrothed; engaged to marry. [Obs.]
    The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.   --Sir T. More.
    I presume . . . that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.   --Brome.
 5. Free from danger; safe; secure.
 Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off;
 If we recover that we are sure enough.   --Shak.
 -- To be sure, or Be sure, certainly; without doubt; as, Shall you do? To be sure I shall.
 To make sure. (a) To make certain; to secure so that there can be no failure of the purpose or object. Make Cato sure.” --Addison. “A peace can not fail, provided we make sure of Spain.” --Sir W. Temple. (b) To betroth. [Obs.]
    She that's made sure to him she loves not well.   --Cotgrave.
 Syn: -- Certain; unfailing; infallible; safe; firm; permanent; steady; stable; strong; secure; indisputable; confident; positive.