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Leave Frederica, therefore, to punish herself for the plague she has given you, by indulging that romantic tender-heartedness which will always ensure her misery enough, and come to London as soon as you can. To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy's attack and remain unshaken-- this is effected by maneuvers direct and indirect. In the first place, I saw darkly what the nature of the conspiracy had been, how chances had been watched, and how circumstances had been handled to ensure impunity to a daring and an intricate crime.
The three fellows still abroad upon the island did not greatly trouble us; a single sentry on the shoulder of the hill was sufficient to ensure us against any sudden onslaught, and we thought, besides, they had had more than enough of fighting. Her brother's recommendation was enough to ensure her favour; his judgement could not err. AT a consultation, held between Colonel Winslow and Captain Murray, [of the New England forces, charged with the duty of exiling the Acadians,] it was agreed that a proclamation should be issued at the different settlements, requiring the attendance of the people at the respective posts on the same day; which proclamation should be so ambiguous in its nature that the object for which they were to assemble could not be discerned, and so peremptory in its terms as to ensure implicit obedience.
It would have been idle for me to have attempted resuming the interview so peremptorily terminated by Marnoo, who was evidently little disposed to compromise his own safety by any rash endeavour to ensure mine. Their reply once ascertained, they could then discuss the mechanical means, and nothing should be wanting to ensure the success of this great experiment.
Their president, Barbicane, the promoter of the enterprise, having consulted the astronomers of the Cambridge Observatory upon the subject, took all necessary means to ensure the success of this extraordinary enterprise, which had been declared practicable by the majority of competent judges.
Test your visual vocabulary with our question challenge! Synonyms and Antonyms of ensure. Synonym Discussion of ensure ensure , insure , assure , secure mean to make a thing or person sure. I assure you that no harm will be done secure implies action taken to guard against attack or loss. Learn More about ensure See words that rhyme with ensure Dictionary: Seen and Heard What made you want to look up ensure?
Need even more definitions? Get Word of the Day daily email! Ask the Editors Ghost Word The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary. There is also a place for non-verbal communication in providing assurance. Please review the United States Constitution where insure is used frequently.
On the topic of ensure vs. Yes, your phrases both demonstrate correct uses of the words ensure and assure. According to this definition, the US Constitution is wrong. That usage is pretty common in business and software environments, with companies even using that construction in their names as well. The use of insure seemed odd to me which brought me here. This is an old-school usage of insure that The New Yorker also employs.
In our opinion, it can cause confusion. If you monitor future rulemakings, during the public comment period you might inquire as to what kind of insurance they are offering. I believe their intent is to convey that joining the NRA helps provide a level of insurance that your gun rights will be protected.
Thank you for presenting clarification for us information seekers wishing to keep this a literary competent world. I came to this site after I questioned how I used assure in a post. I am still confused and my post was; I thought I was being helpful and it would assure the help showed up. From what we can tell, we think you meant: I thought I was being helpful, which would ensure the help showed up.
The Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary notes that the word ensurance is an obsolete word meaning insurance. We no longer use this word in the English language. Therefore, there is no noun related to ensure. Obviously, there is a difference between ensure and assure. Please ensure that your question or comment relates to the topic of the blog post.
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