"Why, there's a blackguard creditor in the tent I don't want to see, who'll discover me and nab me as sure as Satan if I open my mouth.
To-morrow came, and, as sure as fate, Mr. Joseph Sedley made his appearance before luncheon.
—There was lice in that bunk in Bridgwater, he remarked, sure as nuts.
âI realized that I was bottled as sure as a pickled herring, and that there was only one way out.
That was coming, as sure as Christmas: had been arranged, said Scudder, ever since February 1912.
Of all changes, he said, there is none so speedy or so sure as the conversion of the ambitious youth into the avaricious one.
A pause--the armies wait, A million flush'd embattled conquerors wait, The world too waits, then soft as breaking night and sure as dawn, They melt, they disappear.
Sure as the ship of all, the Earth itself, Product of deathly fire and turbulent chaos, Forth from its spasms of fury and its poisons, Issuing at last in perfect power and beauty, Onward beneath the sun following its course, So thee O ship of France!
Why, sure as spatter!
They voice in cutting words that I who late Have cast my lot in these downtrodden Isles Should study well conditions e'er I speak As cock-sure as a teacher to his class.
If a man's mind Hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes The wheel the ox behind.... ..If one endure In purity of thought, joy follows him As his own shadow--sure."
The surest ---- of a deathless name Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.
"Pitch into 'em, Hodson," roared the baronet; "flog their little souls out, and bring 'em up to the house, the vagabonds; I'll commit 'em as sure as my name's Pitt."