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Re: "Charmed, I'm sure"

Posted by EAH on August 23, 2003

In Reply to: "Charmed, I'm sure" posted by Orbis on August 12, 2003

sure is a synonym of certain

a more flowerly expression:
"I am certainly/surely charmed by your exquisite "

I can't recall any Dickens character uttering the words but the phrase frequently appears in early movies. Sometimes the person saying the phrase used it to mean exactly the opposite.