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Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Meaning of "to be sure" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO BE SURE

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WHAT DOES TO BE SURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to be sure in the English dictionary

The definition of to be sure in the dictionary is without doubt; certainly. Other definition of to be sure is it has to be acknowledged; admittedly.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO BE SURE

to be in the driving seat
to be mixed up in sth
to be mixed up with sb
to be none too pleased
to be off limits
to be off the radar
to be on the front burner
to be on the naughty step
to be on the radar
to be on the rocks
to be pleased with yourself
to be reckoned with
to be reliably informed
to be sadly missed
to be sadly mistaken
to be sb´s second home
to be seeing things
to be singing from the same hymn sheet
to be the best thing since sliced bread
to be within your rights to do sth

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO BE SURE

assure
be sure
blood pressure
closure
disclosure
enclosure
ensure
exposure
for good measure
for sure
foreclosure
insure
leisure
make sure
measure
pleasure
pressure
sure
treasure
unsure

Synonyms and antonyms of to be sure in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «to be sure» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO BE SURE

Find out the translation of to be sure to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to be sure from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to be sure» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可以肯定的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

para estar seguro
570 millions of speakers

English

to be sure
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यह सुनिश्चित हो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

للتأكد من
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чтобы убедиться,
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para ter certeza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিশ্চিত হতে হবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pour être sûr
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

untuk memastikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

um sicher zu sein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

確かに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

확인 하기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo mesthekake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để đảm bảo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறுதி செய்ய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खातरजमा करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

emin olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

per essere sicuri
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aby mieć pewność,
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щоб переконатися ,
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a fi sigur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

για να είστε σίγουροι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

om seker te wees
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att vara säker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

for å være sikker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to be sure

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE SURE»

The term «to be sure» is very widely used and occupies the 73 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE SURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to be sure

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10 QUOTES WITH «TO BE SURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to be sure.
1
Jeff Abbott
I outline in some detail, but even after the outline is done I often get a new idea that is an improvement, so the outline is a living, breathing thing as well. I also re-outline when I'm two-thirds done, to be sure that there is an emotional payoff from all the plot lines and to be sure the story is as tight as it can be.
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Joseph Addison
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
3
Greg Akcelrod
I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody - not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong.
4
Piers Anthony
When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
5
Louis Begley
I think I am less self-assured when I write English than I would be if I were writing in my first language. I have to test each sentence over and over to be sure that it's right, that I haven't introduced some element that isn't English.
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Suzy Bogguss
I've written more songs for this record than I ever have in the past so I'm trying to give it a lot of special attention to be sure my ideas really get translated right.
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Geraldine Brooks
I can always write. Sometimes, to be sure, what I write is crap, but it's words on the page and therefore it is something to work with.
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Joseph Butler
God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO BE SURE»

Discover the use of to be sure in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to be sure and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Talk to Strangers: To Be Sure, to Be Sure, to<
I know they can because I did. I thought it might be fun to share some of my wonderful, wacky, and weird interactions with random people. I talk to strangers because they talk to me, and a tango holiday in Ireland inspired my first book.
Carole Chandler, 2013
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How You Can Be Sure That You Will Spend Eternity With God
Here is a passionate, persuasive case for the gospel that will convince the seeker and renew the faith of believers everywhere. (Also available in a two-book set...one to keep and one to give away.)
Erwin W. Lutzer, 2009
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1 & 2 Thessalonians: How Can I Be Sure?
These 11 studies on the Epistles of 1 and 2 Thessalonians are part of LifeGuide, a popular line of Bible study guides which provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-lead format.
Donald Baker, 2001
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Causal Theories of Mind: Action, Knowledge, Memory, ...
KNOWING AS HAVING THE RIGHT TO BE SURE A. J. Ayer The answers which we have found for the questions we have so far been discussing have not yet put us in a position to give a complete account of what it is to know that something is  ...
Steven Davis, 1983
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The novels of Henry Fielding ... complete in one volume. To ...
To be sure I am frightened out of ray wits ; and yet I thought it my duty to tell your la'ship, though perhaps it may make you angry, for we servants don't always know what will make our ladies angry ; for to be sure every thing is always laid to the ...
Henry Fielding, 1821
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Tom Jones
To be sure I am frightened out of my wits; and yet I thought it my duty to tell your la 'ship, though perhaps it may make you angry, for we servants don't always know what will make our ladies angry; for, to be sure, everything is always laid to the ...
Henry Fielding, 2009
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Perception: And Our Knowledge of the External World
whether something can be known these are usually tantamount to doubts as to whether we can have the right to be sure of such things. A person who forecasted the future correctly time after time by examining the leaves in a teacup would be ...
Don Locke, 2004
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Ballantyne's Novelist's Library
She brought it me up. Said she, Well, my good master don't forget us. He has sent you a letter ; and see what he writes to me. So she read, That he hoped her fair charge was well, happy, and contented. — Ay, to be sure, said I, I can't choose.
James Ballantyne, 1824
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How Not to be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally ...
... made sure that it is no better than it needs to be. (How good that is depends on what the other options are. As I explained, it could be that the only feasible school that is good enough is one that is also better than that.) There is, to be sure, ...
Adam Swift, 2003
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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling. To which is prefixed, ...
To be sure I am frightened out of my wits; and yet I thought it my duty to tell your la 'ship, though perhaps it may make you angry ; for we servants don't always know what will make our ladies angry ; for, to be sure, every thing is always laid to ...
Henry Fielding, 1809

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