assured assured  /ə ˈʃʊrd/


  1. (adj) marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
  2. (adj) characterized by certainty or security


  1. His fame skyrocketed in no time; burnout was virtually assured.
  2. Warren will be assured against punishment.
  3. Enrico Fermi, a supremely self-assured Italian American born in Rome in 1901, was the last great physicist to bridge the gap.


  1. Video: Obama to Germans: America is not "rifling" through your emails

    President Obama assured an audience in Germany that America is not indiscriminately "rifling" through the emails of ordinary European citizens, describing the National Security Agency's surveillance programs as a "circumscribed" system that has averted threats in America, Germany, and elsewhere.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Rest Assured, a Baltimore Bed Bug and Pest Extermination Company Released Their Guide on "How To Know If You Have Bed ...

    Rest Assured, a Baltimore Bed Bug and Pest Exterminator is happy to announce their new guide on how to know if you have bed bugs. Their guide covers how to know if you have bugs, how to produce a sample and what next steps are to solve the problem. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. YieldBoost Assured Guaranty From 1.8% To 6.5%

    Shareholders of Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE: AGO) looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 1.8% annualized dividend yield can sell the January 2015 covered call at the $30 strike and collect the premium based on the $1.68 bid, which annualizes to an additional 4.7% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 6.5 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "We are not out of the woods yet," Soudas said, speaking to reporters today in Ottawa. "The recovery in private demand is not yet assured in all G-20 countries and new risks have emerged."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I was reluctant to do it," McClellan told the Democratic-led panel. "I got on the phone with Scooter Libby and asked him point-blank, 'Were you involved in this in any way?' And he assured me in unequivocal terms that he was not."
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: Scott McClellan Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I feel personally betrayed," Rangers owner Tom Hicks said on a conference call. "He assured me that he had far too much respect for his own body to ever do that to himself. Why should I believe that it didn't start before he came to the...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Tom Hicks Source: USA Today

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animosity animosity
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