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surely

US [ˈʃʊrli]
UK [ˈʃɔː(r)li]
  • adv.无疑;必定;(对自己的话很有把握,并希望他人同意)想必;用于否定句
  • Web一定;确实;当然
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adv.
1.
(对自己的话很有把握,并希望他人同意)想必used to show that you are almost certain of what you are saying and want other people to agree with you
Surely we should do something about it?
我们总得想个办法吧?
It's surely only a matter of time before he is found, isn't it?
找到他只是个时间问题,对不对?
2.
(用于否定句,表示难以置信)used with a negative to show that sth surprises you and you do not want to believe it
Surely you don't think I was responsible for this?
你一定不会以为这是我的责任吧?
‘They're getting married.’ ‘ Surely not! ’
“他们要结婚了。”“不会吧!”
They won't go, surely?
他们不会真的要走吧?
3.
无疑;必定without doubt; certainly
He knew that if help did not arrive soon they would surely die.
他知道,如果救援不能很快到,他们必死无疑。
4.
(informal)
(表示肯定或同意)当然used to say ‘yes’ to sb or to agree to sth

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