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Sure, adv. 1) safely: “and open perils --st answered,” Caes. IV, 1, 47.
2) firmly: “the sooner to effect and --r bind this knot of amity,” H6A V, 1, 16. “I found a friend, and s. as death I swore I would not part a bachelor from the priest,” Tit. I, 487.
3) unfailingly, infallibly: “this brain . . . hunts not the trail of policy so s. as it hath used to do,” Hml. II, 2, 47.
4) assuredly, certainly: “I know most s. my art is not past power,” All's II, 1, 160. “how s. you are my daughter,” Per. V, 1, 228. “God and his angels guard your sacred throne. S., we thank you,” H5 I, 2, 8 (== be sure, be assured? cf. “he shall, s. on't,” Cor. III, 1, 273). “revenged I will be, as s. as his guts are made of puddings,” Wiv. II, 1, 31. “as s. as I have a thought,” Ado IV, 1, 333. “as s. as I do see your grace,” Err. V, 279. “as s. as English Harry lives . . . so s. I swear to get the town,” H6A III, 2, 80. “so s. as this beard's grey,” Wint. II, 3, 162. “s. as I live, he had suffered for't,” Gent. IV, 4, 17. Simply inserted by way of asseveration: “and s. it waits upon some god o'the island,” Tp. I, 2, 388. “most s. the goddess on whom these airs attend,” Tp. I, 2, 388 “s. it was the roar of a whole herd,” II, 1, 315. “he is s. i'the island,” II, 1, 315 Gent. II, 4, 92. III, 1, 63. IV, 2, 127. Wiv. II, 1, 77. Wiv. II, 1, 77 III, 2, 31. IV, 1, 3. IV, 2, 223. IV, 4, 77. Meas. III, 1, 110. V, 68. Err. II, 1, 3. Err. II, 1, 3 Err. II, 1, 3 IV, 3, 10. V, 176. Ado II, 1, 161. II, 3, 125. III, 1, 56. As II, 4, 29. III, 5, 11. IV, 3, 30. V, 4, 35. Tw. III, 4, 9. Wint. IV, 4, 691. H4B II, 2, 135. V, 2, 29. H6A II, 1, 47. V, 3, 85. H6B I, 3, 8. II, 4, 50. III, 2, 283. V, 1, 13. R3 III, 7, 80. H8 I, 3, 15. III, 2, 141. Troil. V, 2, 126. V, 3, 6. Hml. II, 2, 281. V, 2, 79. Oth. III, 1, 45 etc.
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