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surely

 
 
pronunciation:
shur li [or] shuhr li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: certainly; positively.
That is surely the case.
similar words:
all right, clearly, definitely, indeed, just, of course, positively
definition 2: with confidence or assurance.
definition 3: without fail; inevitably.
Slowly but surely they will finish the job.
similar words:
by all means
definition 4: yes, indeed; certainly.
similar words:
all right
definition 5: used as an intensive in statements not necessarily supported by fact.
Surely you are not serious.