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sure adj. (in various senses, of which the foll. are now more or less rare)
1. in safety, safe Gent. V. i. 12, Wiv. IV. ii. 6 “sure of your husband” (i.e. safe from), R3 III. ii. 83, Tim. III. iii. 40 “Doors . . . must be employ'd Now to guard sure their master.”
2. unable to do harm, harmless; (with the vb. “make” =disable, destroy) 1H4 V. iii. 48, iv. 127, Tit. II. iii. 133, 187, Per. I. i. 169; (with the vb. “bind”) Tit. V. ii. 161, 166; (with the vbs. “hold, guard”) 2H4 II. i. 29, IV. iii. 81, 2H6 III. i. 188, Tit. V. ii. 76.
3. reliable Ado I. iii. 71 “You are both , and will assist me?,” 1H4 III. i. 1, Cor. I. i. 178 “no s-r . . . Than is the coal of fire upon the ice,” Tit. V. i. 100 “As sure a card as ever won the set.”
4. indissolubly joined, firmly united Wiv. V. v. 249 [237] “she and I . . . Are now so ,” LLL. V. ii. 286 “Dumaine is mine, as as bark on tree,” AYL. V. iv. 142 “You and you are sure together.”
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