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Shore vs sure

Shore is the area of land that abuts an ocean, lake or large river. Shore may also be used as a verb to mean to move a boat on shore. Related words are shoreward, shorewards, shoreless, shores, shored, shoring. Shore comes from the German word schor which means shore, coast, or possibly the Dutch word scorre  which means land washed by the sea.

Sure describes being confident that one is correct, being free of the fear of being in error, without a doubt, confident that one will accomplish something, something inevitable or unfailingly effective. Sure may be used as an adjective or adverb, related words are surely and sureness. Sure comes from the Old French words seur and sur, meaning undoubted, dependable, safe. Sure is one of the top one thousand most frequently used words in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.


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Examples

Some school districts in Northwestern Wisconsin are dismissing students early Friday as lake-enhanced snow piles up along the South Shore. (The Duluth News Tribune)

At that point, they recognized the man on the beach was Jesus, so Peter swam to shore immediately, and the other disciples came to shore in the boat, pulling the net full of fish behind their boat. (The Gallipolis Daily Tribune)

The casino industry in the state is giving thumbs up to the idea of shifting the offshore casinos on shore, but want regulations in place to provide a level-playing field for everyone. (The Navhind Times)

Hillary Clinton Says She Isn’t Sure That Bernie Sanders Is a Democrat or Even Understands His Own Top Issue (New York Magazine)

“I’m sure he will do a great job,” says the designer, adding that the couple will have an intimate Bengali wedding in the morning on April 30, and a reception on the same night. (The Hindustan Times)

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