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sure as death

is an acrostic for sad.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1916)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Sure as death. – CALDERON.

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

death and taxes, certain as Also, sure as death and taxes.

Google previewA Condensed Dictionary of the English Language Giving the Correct Spelling, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words Based on the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster (1910)

by Noah Webster

To repress or subdue the courage varied ; producing death ; sure as death ; wanting in of , dismay ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms... (1898)

With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows

A dead certainty; a fixed fact; sure as fate; sure as a gun; sure as death and taxes; clear as day, as noonday. To stand to reason; to make assurance doubly sure; cela va sans dire; there is -no question, - not a shadow of a doubt; the die is cast.

Google previewWebster's Collegiate Dictionary (1896)

A Dictionary of the English Language : Giving the Derivations, Pronunciations, Definitions and Synonyms of a Large Vocabulary of the Words Occurring in Literature, Art, Science, and the Common Speech by Noah Webster

Sure as death ; OHG . taha . ] ...

Google previewWebster's High School Dictionary (1895)

A Dictionary of the English Language, with an Appendix ... Abridged from Webster's International Dictionary by Noah Webster

cheerless; monotonous; sure as death ; unerring ; complete; deadly; not imparting motion or power. — adv. To the last degree; completely; wholly; exactly. —n. A period of profound quiet or gloom ; pl. those who are dead; the departed.

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