surely Definition

  • 1in a confident and certain way
  • 2used to express surprise or disbelief

Using surely: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "surely" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She surely knows the answer.

  • Example

    Surely you don't believe that!

  • Example

    He will surely come to the party.

surely Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for surely


Summary: surely in Brief

The adverb 'surely' [ˈʃʊrli] denotes confidence and certainty, as in 'She surely knows the answer.' It can also express surprise or disbelief, as in 'Surely you don't believe that!'

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