Surely



adverb
1.
firmly; unerringly; without missing, slipping, etc.
2.
undoubtedly, assuredly, or certainly:
The results are surely encouraging.
3.
(in emphatic utterances that are not necessarily sustained by fact) assuredly:
Surely you are mistaken.
4.
inevitably or without fail:
Slowly but surely the end approached.
5.
yes, indeed:
Surely, I’ll go with you!
adverb
1.
without doubt; assuredly: things could surely not have been worse
2.
without fail; inexorably (esp in the phrase slowly but surely)
3.
(sentence modifier) am I not right in thinking that?; I am sure that: surely you don’t mean it?
4.
(rare) in a sure manner
5.
(archaic) safely; securely
6.
(sentence substitute) (mainly US & Canadian) willingly; of course; yes

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