insure vs ensure vs assure

insure ensure assure

Definitions

  • 1) Alternative spelling of ensure: (transitive) To make sure or certain of; guarantee.
  • 2) intransitive To deal in such contracts; subscribe to a policy of insurance
  • 3) perhaps nonstandard Alternative form of assure: (transitive) To give confidence in the trustworthiness of.
  • 4) transitive To provide for compensation if some specified risk occurs. Often agreed by policy (contract) to offer financial compensation in case of an accident, theft or other undesirable event.
  • 5) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • 6) take out insurance for
  • 7) make certain of
  • 8) Specifically To guarantee or secure indemnity for future loss or damage (as to a building from fire, or to a person from accident or death) on certain stipulated conditions; make a subject of insurance; assure: as, to insure a ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; to insure a house against fire.
  • 9) Synonyms Insure, Assure. Assure may express the making certain in mind: as, I was assured of safety by his friendly manner; insure has not this sense. Insure is a possible word to express the making certain in fact, and is more common than ensure: as, his lack of money insured his early return; assure has not this sense. Insure and assure are both used of the act of pledging a payment of money upon loss or death, but assure is rarely used in that sense in the United States.
  • 10) To make sure, certain, or secure; give assurance of; assure: as, to insure safety to any one.
  • 11) To undertake to secure or assure against loss or damage on receipt of a certain payment or premium; make insurance: as, the company insures at a low premium.
  • 12) To pledge; betroth.
  • 13) Topledge;betroth.
  • 14) To buy or sell insurance.
  • 15) To provide or arrange insurance for.
  • 16) To make sure, certain, or secure.
  • 17) To acquire or have insurance for.
  • 18) To underwrite; to make insurance.
  • 19) Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for
  • 20) To make sure or secure.

Definitions

  • 1) Seeinsure.
  • 2) See insure.
  • 3) To make sure or certain; insure.
  • 4) obsolete To betroth.
  • 5) To make sure. See insure.

Definitions

  • 1) To reassure.
  • 2) transitive To give (someone) confidence in the trustworthiness of (something).
  • 3) obsolete To guarantee, promise (to do something).
  • 4) transitive To make sure and secure.
  • 5) inform positively and with certainty and confidence
  • 6) assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence
  • 7) To confide; trust.
  • 8) To affiance; betroth.
  • 9) Toaffiance;betroth.
  • 10) To embolden; make confident.
  • 11) To make sure or certain; convince or make confident, as by a promise, declaration, or other evidence: as, to assure a person of one's favor or love.
  • 12) Toconfide;trust.
  • 13) To free from obscurity, ambiguity, or uncertainty.
  • 14) To secure or confirm; make sure to be or to continue; give certainty or stability to: as, to assure a person's position or possessions.
  • 15) To insure, as against loss.
  • 16) To promise; pledge one's self.
  • 17) To declare solemnly to; assert earnestly to; endeavor to convince by assertion: as, I assure you I am speaking the truth.
  • 18) To give confidence to; reassure.
  • 19) To make safe or secure.
  • 20) To inform positively, as to remove doubt.
  • 21) To cause to feel sure.
  • 22) Chiefly British To insure, as against loss.
  • 23) To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
  • 24) To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
  • 25) (Law) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.
  • 26) To confirm; to make certain or secure.
  • 27) obsolete To affiance; to betroth.

Examples

  • 1) Straight to your house using insured couriers.
  • 2) This is twice as much as it costs to insure my two cars.
  • 3) The other kind of policy will insure things you own around the shared house.
  • 4) You do not have to own a property to insure against accidents that happen there.
  • 5) They will be responsible for insuring the car and complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • 6) The issuer undertakes to insure this property and to keep it in good repair.
  • 7) My name would appear on documents to insure the cars.
  • 8) Since then the family has been unable to insure the property.
  • 9) Many who lost property were not insured against earthquake damage.
  • 10) They will be responsible for taxing and insuring the car and complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • 11) They add that the charge was because there was a gap between cover when your car was not insured.
  • 12) As an economy grows its population demands more personal insurance and more ambitious business projects need to insure against failure.
  • 13) It is industry practice to reflect this increased risk in the insurance premium of all cars insured by that individual.
  • 14) Is your property insured against terror?
  • 15) The company will insure, value and store all items at no charge.
  • 16) I explained that it was taking away my choice of insuring with another company.
  • 17) If he will not be insured under your policy, then you cannot allow him to drive without insurance.
  • 18) And was the house insured?
  • 19) Another problem for the men is that the drugs company was insured only to a total of 2 million for the trials.
  • 20) Up to last weekend I had two cars and my house insured with them.
  • 21) I consider it essential to insure my house, despite the various guarantees issued by the builders.
  • 22) Defence policy needs to insure against long-term risks, not only current threats.
  • 23) And you, as financial manager, can decide whether the company ought to insure.
  • 24) When she died, the insurance company cancelled the policy, because it would not insure an empty house.
  • 25) The fact that some cannot afford or more specifcially many choose not to insure is yet another reason we cannot employ to infer we have a problem.
  • 26) So if a 20-year-old who costs just $800 a year to insure is forced to pay $2,500, a 62-year-old who costs $7,500 would pay no more than $5,000.
  • 27) The most expensive group to insure is that way because they cost a lot to insure.
  • 28) The Compact Oxford Reference Dictionary defines the word insure as "arrange for compensation in the event of damage to or loss off (property, life or person), in exchange for regular payments to a company."
  • 29) The overhead costs of large companies that self-insure is 5 to 10 percent of premiums), companies in the small group market spend 25 to 27 percent of premiums, and individual insurance spends 40 percent of premiums on administration.
  • 30) It may make sense for an individual to self-insure, that is go bare or elect a policy with a very high deductible, when they can afford a hit on account of property loss.
  • 31) In the US having a Mexican plated car is no big deal: you can keep it there for a year, no permit, no nothing: just have to insure, which is easy to do. jl1
  • 32) My out of pocket cost was just under $800 a month, along with higher co-pays for office visits and care. despite all of my health problems, I opted to self-insure - in other words, to pay as I go.
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  • 34) ‘The wife shall ensure the property is fully insured for all perils to closing at her expense and for full insurable value.’
  • 35) ‘No carrier will insure a high-risk property if a loss of, say, $3 billion would wipe out the company before government aid kicks in.’
  • 36) ‘Both insure against loss or damage to gear and set premiums on declared value.’
  • 37) ‘There is imposed upon the employer an obligation to insure against loss or damage by all these perils, in quite general terms.’
  • 38) ‘insurers believe that this category, often ignored, is just as important as insuring property and equipment.’
  • 39) ‘Unless a property is adequately insured, the owner could have to pay a proportion of the reinstatement costs.’
  • 40) ‘The very public policy reason insurers do not insure against punitive damages, is that we don't want insurance to cover the perpetrators of intentional bad acts.’
  • 41) ‘I would be surprised if it were not insured for damages for libel or defamation anywhere in the world, and if it is not, then it should be.’
  • 42) ‘Those who have third party cover are not insured for water damage to their vehicles.’
  • 43) ‘He was not insured for either loss, and they follow the disastrous John Street Market fire last year which wiped out Mr Raper's stall.’
  • 44) ‘They were insured for the loss but the insurance company then came after me to recoup the costs.’
  • 45) ‘The object of the contract is to insure against accidental death and injuries, and the contract must not be construed so as to defeat that object, nor so as to render it practically illusory.’
  • 46) ‘Can he insure the property with another insurer?’
  • 47) ‘The entire nuclear power industry is only insured for $9.3 billion.’
  • 48) ‘When it comes to motor vehicles, be sure that you are insured for the correct value and don't forget extras like a canopy and bull-bars when determining this.’
  • 49) ‘Some insurance firms will not insure a property if it still has older wiring.’
  • 50) ‘That's why we will find a way of enabling people to insure against the loss of their homes and savings if they have to go into care.’
  • 51) ‘It was for the individual to insure his property against fire; it was not for the community to do this for him.’
  • 52) ‘But what players had the wherewithal to insure against potential energy losses for the entire State of California?’
  • 53) ‘She said that only five per cent of private property was insured.’
  • 54) ‘First, that it was an ordinary personal accident policy whereby payment of the sums insured was independent of any fault by anybody.’
  • 55) ‘So… are the sums insured up to date and adequate?’
  • 56) ‘But either they cover the risks required to be insured against by section 143 and 145 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 and applied by the certificates or they do not.’
  • 57) ‘GE is certainly going to suffer a net economic loss if any of their executives or even middle managers drop dead - are you going to keep them from insuring the risk?’
  • 58) ‘Well, I mean, you would have to know exactly what he means by insuring the risks.’
  • 59) ‘Flood risk used to be insured separately but that stopped in the 1960s when it was seen as an integral part of household cover and brought into building and contents policies.’
  • 60) ‘Merrill added a new question to its monthly poll, about whether investors insured the currency risk of their dollar investments.’
  • 61) ‘Insurance has been around for a long, long time, but it's just the popularity of insuring the risks of faltering stock prices, rising interest rates, and credit losses that has taken the world by storm during this cycle.’
  • 62) ‘They want to better identify the risk they are insuring, and they also want the client to take on the management of the risk.’
  • 63) ‘It may be wildly unlikely, but then a couple of lines on a map changing the route of the pylons is a small premium if it will insure them against such an awful possibility.’
  • 64) ‘The article on previous page explains what you are insured against with standard cover.’
  • 65) ‘If you are insured against something bad happening to you, like being unemployed, then you will be less prone to prevent it from happening than you would be without the insurance.’
  • 66) ‘Make sure you read the small print and understand exactly what you are insured against.’
  • 67) ‘The insurance policy insured Mr Paine against specified risks including fire.’
  • 68) ‘What does permanent health insurance and critical illness cover insure you against?’
  • 69) ‘How can they possibly be willing to insure me against gambling losses?’
  • 70) ‘Because you can prove ownership, you can more easily buy and sell your assets, insure them against loss, borrow against them, and protect them in court.’
  • 71) ‘Apart from protecting your comics it is also important to insure them against damage and theft.’
  • 72) ‘Northern Bank was not insured against such a crime.’
  • 73) ‘We now know that the Scream is not insured against theft, only against fire or water damage.’
  • 74) ‘But as we have discovered there is the world of difference between celluloid horror and the real thing and no amount of film can insure us against reality.’
  • 75) ‘Such cases of resale of computer will be difficult because the buyer will not be able to insure them against theft without an invoice in their name.’
  • 76) ‘In the early nineties he had complained that film companies were getting reluctant to insure him against finishing a film, but he still continued to work as often as he could.’
  • 77) ‘While one can, I suspect, develop highly efficient nuclear technologies, the expense of insuring them against being blown up is likely to be a long-term economic issue.’
  • 78) ‘Social Security, on the other hand, insures you against periods of unemployment, since retirement benefits depend only on your highest 35 years of work.’
  • 79) ‘Being rich never insures you against being unhappy.’
  • 80) ‘The law of rhythm obeys the law of averages, thereby insuring us against continuous bad luck.’
  • 81) ‘They are ensuring their profitability, not insuring us against the collective risk we all face from unknowable health disasters, minor to major to life-ending.’
  • 82) ‘We can maximize our health potential in the 21st century by giving the body what it needs on a cellular level, insuring us against may degenerative diseases that are prevalent in today's society.’

Examples

  • 1) It also ensures they add a bit of crunch and texture to your filling.
  • 2) It has now launched an investigation into the ticket sales industry to ensure consumers are protected.
  • 3) The government must ensure consumers are getting their energy at a fair and affordable price.
  • 4) One of the difficulties pollsters face is ensuring that the people they reach are typical.
  • 5) And how much sun screen should you slap on to ensure you are protected?
  • 6) She must ensure these firms put profits second to providing this essential service at the cheapest cost.
  • 7) It said many positive measures had been introduced since then to ensure that young people were protected.
  • 8) We will also ensure these matters are addressed urgently by the supplier in the best interests of the workers.
  • 9) As they get older we teach them how cookers work, carefully supervising to ensure they're safe.
  • 10) To ensure direction of the interview the interviewer will need to focus replies.
  • 11) You can talk about money in a calm and factual way that ensures people listen.
  • 12) Western navies patrol it to ensure their safe passage.
  • 13) Most of these have now undergone a fix to ensure users are protected.
  • 14) They also ensure that it retains its colour in winter before bursting back into life in spring.
  • 15) Blackpool need a victory to ensure that they avoid relegation.
  • 16) They must also ensure that the food produces precisely the right puns.
  • 17) The moon returns to your birth sign ensuring people will be receptive to your ideas and requests.
  • 18) So here are our tips to help you ensure your safe return home during the big freeze.
  • 19) The bank will also ensure you do not pay bank charges due to this problem.
  • 20) The calm way you talk about money ensures people take you seriously.
  • 21) It is imperative to ensure you also get a share of the goodies.
  • 22) But he must now ensure that the last laugh in this saga is not on himself.
  • 23) Justice is partly about ensuring people see the error of their ways.
  • 24) The government must also ensure that the system is not susceptible to security breaches that have happened with other online data.
  • 25) The staff were amazingly efficient and always pointed us in the right direction to ensure that we made the most of our stay.
  • 26) Only the regulator can ensure cabs are safe and rooms not a health risk, they contend.
  • 27) To ensure yours is protected, search the sites using the address of your flat.
  • 28) This is the best way to ensure the safe future of the animals involved as well as staff whose employment relies on the sport.
  • 29) Our responsibility is to ensure that the direction we're going in conforms to Scripture.
  • 30) Reminding me for all the world of wooden-faced commissars delivering set speeches to "the masses," who from time to time were expected to break out in "prolonged, stormy applause," city officials tried to ensure from the start that no real dialogue would take place.
  • 31) Civil discourse and outreach work in ensure these communities do no feel alienated and disenfranchised.
  • 32) What it does ensure is that the oil companies make more money.
  • 33) What we need the most of they ensure is always in the shortest supply!
  • 34) All that will ensure is that the 401 will be as crowded as ever this afternoon between Toronto and Windsor.
  • 35) What people like Rick Santorum want to ensure is that OUR kids REMAIN in unmarried homes.
  • 36) What we have to ensure is that Canada is on the vanguard of this revolution and not one of its victims.
  • 37) On the eve of the birth of NAFTA, the first thing to ensure is also a true Canadian internal market, an additional parallel between our two countries.
  • 38) What we have to ensure is that Canadian federalism is flexible and supple enough to accommodate Quebec and the special characteristics of other regions also.
  • 39) ‘Dog owners must by law ensure their pet wears a collar and tag with their name and address on it.’
  • 40) ‘We must now ensure that ending sexism is addressed as part of the debates about the future.’
  • 41) ‘True enough, yet it also ensures any accurate commentary can be posted as well.’
  • 42) ‘Use of an electronic device ensures collection of accurate, rapidly accessible spirometric data.’
  • 43) ‘This guarantee ensures the full value is repayable should any structural issues arise.’
  • 44) ‘To establish balance within ourselves ensures our own welfare and the welfare of society.’
  • 45) ‘It recommends that leaders should consider ensuring their place in history in other ways.’
  • 46) ‘So exfoliate and moisturise to ensure an even application and an accurate skin tone.’
  • 47) ‘He is responsible for ensuring the thousands of results are recorded correctly.’
  • 48) ‘If you must do something, try ensuring the quality of company information improves instead.’
  • 49) ‘The software also ensures each site has ecommerce hosting and a secure server for credit card transactions.’
  • 50) ‘Due to annual visits to all member establishments, quality control was ensured.’
  • 51) ‘They must also take action to ensure the system is not used for money laundering.’
  • 52) ‘He checks the dustbins behind his shops to ensure fresh produce is not being discarded.’
  • 53) ‘Is it ethical to end life when we are not sure that this will help to ensure the safety of our society?’
  • 54) ‘As with any new event it will be important to ensure the pace notes are accurate.’
  • 55) ‘Their small size ensures a level of intimacy not found in larger establishments.’
  • 56) ‘One of the many checks we do is to ensure mail is coming from actual registered domains.’
  • 57) ‘He is credited with ensuring that government funding for education was not siphoned off for other purposes.’
  • 58) ‘He did not wish to elaborate on the forensic breakthrough but said he remained focused on ensuring justice was done.’
  • 59) ‘Legislation has been passed in many countries geared to ensuring gender balance.’
  • 60) ‘He must ensure their safety and welfare and will act as a contact in forced marriage cases.’
  • 61) ‘The incident has prompted police to warn parents to ensure the safety of children in cars.’
  • 62) ‘It is our goal to establish a lasting relationship with you, ensuring a home that always lives up to your ideal.’
  • 63) ‘Coaches tell players to make sure they land on their stomachs to ensure a speedy play on the ball.’
  • 64) ‘John's focus was ensuring the stability and future success of the brewing premises.’
  • 65) ‘To be so selective is to go some way towards ensuring the self-fulfilment of his prophecy.’
  • 66) ‘Ushering harmony in society is the first step towards ensuring peace in the entire country.’
  • 67) ‘Such a measure would help in ensuring participation of everyone in the drive, they added.’
  • 68) ‘Decentralisation of power is the key to ensuring smooth conduct of examinations.’
  • 69) ‘Commercial relationships should be continually monitored to ensure against inappropriate exploitation of the organization's name or reputation and undue interference or influence of commercial interests.’
  • 70) ‘It was therefore up to them to ensure against a collapse and they did so convincingly.’
  • 71) ‘The oath that voters are required to sign is enough to ensure against fraudulent voting.’
  • 72) ‘This is an organisation where there is opportunity to enjoy your leisure, learn a new skill, enjoy an old one and pass on your valuable experience of life to others and, in so doing, ensure against loneliness and boredom.’
  • 73) ‘However, it has set out ten modifications to the proposed scheme, which include design amendments to the proposed road surface to ensure against flooding.’
  • 74) ‘If affordable, car owners should have their own officially licensed emission test devices to ensure against possible police accusations of unsatisfactory results.’
  • 75) ‘Under this piece of legislation employers (as owners or occupiers) have a general duty to ensure against the outbreak of fire in their premises.’
  • 76) ‘One of the ways to ensure against endangering your children in cold weather is to know whether it's too cold to go out, or if your child is dressed adequately.’
  • 77) ‘And, to ensure against dummy candidates, the touts entertained only students with valid admission cards.’
  • 78) ‘I don't know if there is a direct corelation between the results of the health check and the joining fee, but it would be a good way to ensure against death on the treadmill.’
  • 79) ‘The studios test, poll, cajole, advertise, and inveigh in an effort to ensure against failure.’
  • 80) ‘Second, there are literally trillions of dollars of credit guarantees that have been created in this melee of reckless credit creation, supposedly ensuring against investor losses.’
  • 81) ‘The primary responsibility for ensuring against abuse must rest with faculty peers, and must begin with rigorous hiring practices.’
  • 82) ‘Only the engine driver who had this permit could travel the track, thus ensuring against meeting another train coming in the opposite direction.’
  • 83) ‘The provision ensures against impugning acquisition in these circumstances.’
  • 84) ‘With tire levers, a tube and a mini-pump, you're ensured against most road- or trail-side breakdowns.’
  • 85) ‘The object of the contract is to ensure against accidental death and injuries, and the contract must not be construed so as to defeat that object, nor so as to render it practically illusory.’
  • 86) ‘The estimate is said to create a liability distinct from the underlying actual liability to remit amounts, and it is combined with provisions, including subsection of that section, that ensure against double payment.’
  • 87) ‘Each hive was allowed at least 30 min to cool between trials, and the ‘hot’ section was staggered between trials to ensure against an undetected preference for a given hive location.’
  • 88) ‘Keeping customers' data confidential involves using tools that ensure against data leakage but, just as importantly, it calls for employee awareness and other non-technical measures, he says.’
  • 89) This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us

Examples

  • 1) By then, the victory was assured.
  • 2) We can assure you of guaranteed results.
  • 3) He appears to be assured of victory.
  • 4) It is a pity that he is less assured in his citation of some important statistics.
  • 5) Her handling of metaphor is less assured.
  • 6) But he is less assured in the last quarter of the book.
  • 7) But a continuing crisis is more or less assured.
  • 8) Thereafter victory was assured, though nearly a year of hard fighting lay ahead.
  • 9) And when victory seemed assured, the game delivered one last surprise.
  • 10) We had been confidently assured that the train was about to depart to Paddington.
  • 11) When it comes to relationships, she is in less assured territory.
  • 12) It seems fun for them - but a rewarding time for the viewer is less assured.
  • 13) His footwork and length Judgment were less assured than usual.
  • 14) Her future would be less assured at a City firm.
  • 15) He could hardly be less assured in the job, now could he?
  • 16) Just before the elections, with victory all but assured, they announce they are resigning.
  • 17) A future in a Tory Government seemed assured.
  • 18) The guaranteed sum assured matched the mortgage, the bonuses were a bonus on top of that, and the premiums could be set against tax.
  • 19) To be assured of victory in a likely election next summer, they need a poll lead closer to 20 points at this stage in the cycle.
  • 20) For example, if a motive for anti-zionism is “a similarly tribalistic concern for the welfare of the Palestinians, as Palestinians”, but oppose a two state solution where Jews may maintain assure welfare by similar means, then they are giving rights to one for the express concern of giving it to another.
  • 21) Washington says it will need more personnel and a bigger embassy to supervise the distribution of the increased aid to Pakistan, and more mercenaries (aka "contractors") to protect them and assure "stability" - a code word for the Pax Americana.
  • 22) The his war turned out to be based on fraud in its inception and incompetency in its prosecution, and Bush supporters turned their attention back to the economy which, they assure, is in rapid recovery.
  • 23) Shakspeare's day and that of our own, I call assure him that I am not quite so ignorant of the fact as he imagines.
  • 24) May I again assure you how deeply grateful I am to you for having given me the opportunity of coming amongst you today.
  • 25) To do so, it needs to brand it's top teams as the leaders - and the calls assure that success.
  • 26) ‘I assure her one more time that I do not mean to hurt her in any way.’
  • 27) ‘I assure you this will take a lot of practice and as you all know, practice makes perfect.’
  • 28) ‘However, I assure you that the Hogbetsotso festival is a genuine Ghanaian event.’
  • 29) ‘I've assured and reassured him a hundred times that this isn't true, but then, there's only so much you can say to salvage a hurt ego.’
  • 30) ‘He promised and assured all that this was but a preliminary visit and that he would be back on Christmas Eve with the toys they had written for.’
  • 31) ‘Without making promises, he assured Kim the team would consider that possibility over the winter.’
  • 32) ‘She assured and reassured us they didn't have peanuts in them but I stayed away from them just in case.’
  • 33) ‘While I did like Brent and his company, I did not like his constant need to assure and reassure me that Markus was a swell guy.’
  • 34) ‘I'm not promising we'll win it, but I can assure all the supporters that we're determined to give it our best shot.’
  • 35) ‘Admitting that he was not satisfied with the water supply in the capital, he assured us that his corporation was willing to do what was needed to correct the problems.’
  • 36) ‘I want to be convinced the council acted prudently and want to be assured members' wishes were implemented by officers.’
  • 37) ‘He assured her that Pakistan had a positive and constructive attitude towards the ongoing bilateral talks.’
  • 38) ‘The chairman confirmed the company was seeking two new directors and assured everyone that they would be extremely independent.’
  • 39) ‘However, the 55 staff at the call centre have been assured by the company they will be redeployed in other positions.’
  • 40) ‘‘I am not defined by my possessions,’ he assures himself.’
  • 41) ‘That sort of thing was an inner-city disease, people assured themselves, not something that happened here.’
  • 42) ‘I wasn't sure how, but I assured myself that I would find a way.’
  • 43) ‘If this were not true, we would still be assuring ourselves that the sun revolves around the earth, and the church, centuries later, would never have apologized to Galileo, who declared the opposite.’
  • 44) ‘I'm trying hard not to take this as an indictment of my efforts, assuring myself it's symptomatic of our age, an aimless seeking without focus.’
  • 45) ‘He said that he would not lead them in prayer until they had assured him of their loyalty.’
  • 46) ‘Mr McInnes, who has told a journalist on the phone they're planning to win in Edinburgh Pentlands, constantly assures himself and those around that they are organised, but it doesn't ring true.’
  • 47) ‘I have removed the identifying information from this email, after assuring myself of the writer's veracity.’
  • 48) ‘After assuring herself of the quality of the picture, she said I could go back to the emergency room.’
  • 49) ‘I took a quick look inside and assured myself that there were documents inside - I didn't want to endure all of this only to discover that I had grabbed the wrong bag.’
  • 50) ‘But his ability to pay was also a factor, and the Revenue assured itself that the €5m could be paid from family resources.’
  • 51) ‘The Wimbledon MP said he had assured himself that everything had been done in the borough to prepare for every eventuality.’
  • 52) ‘The parent, having assured himself of the child's understanding, once again sets up the situation and calls the child.’
  • 53) ‘How do you assure yourself that amongst 22 million people nobody has the motivation, the intention and the capability to carry out a terrorist attack?’
  • 54) ‘Have an endoscopy to assure yourself there is no ulceration.’
  • 55) ‘And assure yourself that you are committing to the best product, not just the one that pays the salesman good commission.’
  • 56) ‘Consumers must assure themselves that a high standard of knowledge will be passed on to them, in simple and understandable terms, by an expert qualified to do just that.’
  • 57) ‘We want to assure ourselves that it won't happen again.’
  • 58) ‘We have to assure ourselves that when contracting out has been going on, we've not been substituting cleanliness.’
  • 59) ‘We are so used to relying on quite primitive signals to assure ourselves of someone's identity, we do not imagine that things so real as clothes, context and behaviour might be merely costume, set and performance.’
  • 60) ‘This model has recognized that we can't assure ourselves completely that everything you put in that you need will be all that's needed down the road in the future.’
  • 61) ‘We've decided that I should go have a quiet chat with the guy next week sometime, to assure ourselves that we're not priced too high and that we've done everything we can do to make the place desirable.’
  • 62) ‘We could swab the walls for traces of biological or chemical agents and assure ourselves that nothing was happening.’
  • 63) ‘We have to assure ourselves that others are not committing similar offenses and getting away with it.’
  • 64) ‘This wonderfully funny book would go in and out of print throughout my life, proving that the fortunes of a book are not assured simply because it influences every writer who reads it.’
  • 65) ‘The corollary is that it is not moderation, but total victory, that assures survival.’
  • 66) ‘The footballers managed this feat with two rounds remaining before the end of the championships, as their eight-point advantage assured them of victory.’
  • 67) ‘This victory assured them of retaining their division one status for another year.’
  • 68) ‘But at the same time, he chose a method of expression that assured secrecy and anonymity.’
  • 69) ‘Its integrity as a distinct species is assured.’
  • 70) ‘The armour you created offers very good protection and it seems you've definitely managed to assure perfect mobility - this has been our main problem so far.’
  • 71) ‘Good marketing rather than inherent distinction assured the fame of the Victoria plum when it was first sold in 1844.’
  • 72) ‘With the coalition holding 448 seats, her victory is practically assured.’
  • 73) ‘Victory was assured long before the final results came in as poll after poll showed him leading with a substantial margin.’
  • 74) ‘Though he remains an acquired taste in Britain, Williams's position in American poetry, at least, seems assured.’
  • 75) ‘With another physical encounter assured against Argentina next Saturday, that could prove significant.’
  • 76) ‘Many resorts also offer lessons to beginners, assuring that visitors do not have to be great skiers to have a good time. The slopes range in difficulty from beginner's level to extremely difficult.’
  • 77) ‘The international use of English seems assured for the foreseeable future.’
  • 78) ‘By opposing the war, the Liberal Party has virtually assured itself of a majority come the next election.’
  • 79) ‘With the top three places resulting in automatic GB selection, John assured himself of a place in the team.’
  • 80) ‘In doing so she has assured herself pole position.’
  • 81) ‘There was more entertainment to follow as the Scotland side stoically withstood some brutal tackling to more or less assure themselves of winning their European pool.’
  • 82) ‘This should also be an extremely tight game, as, realistically, both teams need the win to assure themselves of going into the semifinals in the top position.’
  • 83) ‘It is through small bribes of chocolate, coffee, cognac and the like that patients are able to assure themselves of quality care.’
  • 84) ‘York needed to get six points out of the 14 at stake to assure themselves of a place in the final next month.’
  • 85) ‘Here you can be assured of three things: a warm welcome, fabulous food and a lively atmosphere.’
  • 86) ‘Wherever you choose to go, you can be assured of a friendly welcome.’
  • 87) ‘There were not so many bars in Glasgow then, so you could be assured of a warm welcome wherever you went.’
  • 88) ‘Daniel is assured of a great welcome from his many followers in these parts.’
  • 89) ‘He is also the first Canadian to win a major so he will be assured of a warm welcome north of the border!’
  • 90) ‘If you feel like coming along with your toddler you can be assured of a warm welcome.’
  • 91) ‘After prevailing in Minnesota, Republicans were assured of at least 51 Senate seats.’
  • 92) ‘As the country inches towards the general and parliamentary elections, the nation is assured of more and more confusion in the opposition camp.’
  • 93) ‘For this to be realised, they must be assured of full religious liberty to pursue their mission.’
  • 94) ‘Thanks to online communities and clubs, you can now be assured of free life-long memberships.’
  • 95) ‘The only thing they can be assured of now is that nothing is certain anymore.’
  • 96) ‘Kingstonian received some rare good news this week when they were assured of a place in the Ryman Premier League next season.’
  • 97) ‘In other words, India was assured of all but one medal even before the event commenced.’
  • 98) ‘On a tour in which the Australian management has vowed that no player is assured of a position, the two wingers are still unequalled in their positions after establishing themselves on the left and right wings.’
  • 99) ‘With five consecutive Tours de France victories, he is assured of his place as one of cycling's greats.’
  • 100) ‘A Bradford adventurer is assured of a white Christmas this year - he plans to ski the whole length of Norway.’
  • 101) ‘America is assured of the active assistance of its EU and NATO partners.’
  • 102) ‘Anyone lucky enough to get their photograph on the wall behind the bar is assured of free drinks for life.’
  • 103) ‘The winner of the heat will go through to the live final later this year with the overall victor being assured of a secure future.’
  • 104) ‘The narrow glens and rolling hills are nowhere near as popular as other areas of Scotland, so even on a summer's day you can almost be assured of some true peace and quiet.’
  • 105) ‘Children who are not getting the attention they want from their parents often act out or misbehave because they are assured of being noticed that way.’
  • 106) ‘At maturity, or on the death of the original life assured, all the benefits of the policy are paid to the new owner.’
  • 107) ‘Thirdly, if a bank is asked to take a security over a policy taken out by its holder on the life of another person, the bank has to satisfy itself that the holder has an insurable interest in the life assured.’
  • 108) ‘The proceeds from such a policy will therefore not form part of the life assured.’
  • 109) ‘The life assured is the bankrupt.’
  • 110) ‘It provides for the payment of the sum assured and the bonus amount on the survival of the policyholder at the end of the selected term.’
  • 111) ‘These warn them that their policies are highly unlikely to produce the sum assured and that they may face a problem in the future.’
  • 112) ‘The sum assured is doubled in the event of a travel-related accident.’
  • 113) ‘The endowment policy will have a guaranteed sum assured if the policy is held to maturity by the investor and the price sought is often much less than the guarantee.’
  • 114) ‘In the case of a fatality, the insured will receive the sum assured and then the maturity value.’
  • 115) ‘Every policy has a minimum guaranteed value made up of the sum assured plus the bonuses accrued to date.’
  • 116) ‘If you die, five times the amount of your savings contributions is paid out as the life cover sum assured.’
  • 117) ‘How would this family prove it was the insurance company's incompetence that led to the lapsed life policy and thus claim the assured amount?’
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