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 ?
She was sure of herself, and in a few days he would be off to sea.
She had, too, the lazy confident air of a woman sure of herself and her friends.
Ye--es," Miss Dearborn answered hesitatingly, never very sure of herself under Rebecca's fire; "but though we often speak of a baby, a chicken, or a kitten as `it,' they are really masculine or feminine gender, not neuter.
You have referred to the letters written by my pupil," she resumed, addressing Noel Vanstone as soon as she felt sure of herself again.
Vanessa, who is very sure of herself, is being dubbed as a "she-ro," as in a female hero.
Mariah is so sure of herself that she doesn't flinch even when a perceived rival is a similarly major star-like, she still insists that there was a time she didn't know who J Lo was.
Walsh wrote: "She's probably still thinking she's getting out soon, she's very sure of herself that way.
I told her to act a little less sure of herself in mediation.
Chancellor Angela Merkel seems sure of herself despite German anger over what is seen as a charity bailout of worthless spendthrifts.
She patted her mother's shoulder tentatively, not quite sure of herself but desperate to be of use.
In a relation of seduction, men are very attracted by a woman in heels as she looks taller, more sexually confident, sure of herself, with a lengthened silhouette and sensual jutting buttocks.
Victoria Pratt as an attorney so sure of herself she ignores all advice and common sense to defend her fiance on a high-profile murder charge.
And will musician Elinor (Amber Anderson) ever become sure of herself, even if she secures a place at Cambridge?
One less sure of herself might have been flattered by the attention given to her work by Surrealism's pope, but not Oppenheim.