surely

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃʊərli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃʊrli, ˈʃɝ-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shŏŏrlē, shûr-)

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surely

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. Surely [you can't be, you're not] serious?
  2. You're kidding me, surely?
  3. (then) surely he must be [lying, telling the truth]
  4. surely it must be [true, a lie, important]
  5. surely he knows how to [offend, cook, play football]
  6. they must surely [know, be aware] that
  7. (must) surely contain some [errors, mistakes, oversights]
  8. surely not!
  9. they will surely [die, perish, struggle]
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