sure of (oneself)

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sure of (oneself)

Very self-confident. You can't go into that interview wondering if you're good enough for the job—if you're sure of yourself, the interviewer will be sure of you, too. A: "Well, Tammy's very sure of himself, isn't she?" B: "Yeah, we've never needed to worry about her succeeding in life."
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sure of oneself

Self-confident, as in Now that Mary's graduated she's much more sure of herself. This expression uses sure in the sense of "confident" or "secure," a usage dating from the mid-1400s.
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ˈsure of yourself

(sometimes disapproving) very confident: She seems very sure of herself.
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References in classic literature ?
If they marry, they will be sure of doing well, and if they do not, they may all live very comfortably together on the interest of ten thousand pounds."
"I believe you are right, my love; it will be better that there should by no annuity in the case; whatever I may give them occasionally will be of far greater assistance than a yearly allowance, because they would only enlarge their style of living if they felt sure of a larger income, and would not be sixpence the richer for it at the end of the year.
What I am not sure of is how the traditional New York player plays this market.
Yet there is something curious about the search and what it yields -- one is never sure of the veracity of any of this story or the reliability of its teller.
And as a male, he is not sure of where his allegiances should lie or whether indeed the first law of nature is self-preservation.
A: If you're in the market for a bargain PC, the first thing to be sure of is whether your computing needs can be satisfied by a system that may not have all of the bells and whistles of its more expensive siblings.
Ask your doctor to speak up or repeat something until you're sure of what you need to do.
What I am sure of, though, is the trope of love, and the infinity the dead occupy, the dead who alone stand between us and the abyss.
Although these tests suggest the fault is weak, scientists could not be sure of the results because the holes were too shallow.