= of course ; surely ; to be sure ; certainly ; by all means. Ex: The library catalogue is, of course, a much more effective index to the documents in the collection than the arrangement of the documents themselves. Ex: Paperback bibles are included in the category of 'other', which must surely indicate that they are a negligible quantity. Ex: To be sure, there is not much flexibility in the classical bookform catalog. Ex: Local interpretations of the rules, and modifications to suit local circumstances, certainly militate against standard records. Ex: Let's by all means do our share, but we have to give the other ignorant person who uses the term Hottentot a chance to find out its meaning. = most certainly. Ex: Whatever people may say, whatever they may do, I will most certainly protect you.