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2 adverb

sure enough

used to say that something did actually happen in the way that you said it would:
Sure enough, Mike managed to get lost.


spoken used to say 'yes' to someone:
'Can you give me a ride to work tomorrow?' 'Sure.'

accept thanks

American English spoken used as a reply when you accept thanks from someone:
'Thanks for your help, Karen.' 'Sure.'


American English informal used to emphasize a statement:
It sure is hot out here.
I sure hope they get there all right.

before statement

spoken used at the beginning of a statement admitting that something is true, especially before adding something very different:
Sure Joey's happy now, but will it last?

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