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Definition of Cocksurely
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Literary usage of Cocksurely
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1. Another Book on the Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1915)
"For instance, it was urged cocksurely against Mr. Sheldon that he was no minnesinger on the ground that he had, in his manipulation of the fable, ..."
2. The Mystery of the "Ocean Star": A Collection of Maritime Sketches by William Clark Russell (1888)
"Short of a skeleton, to my notion, one ought never to be able to say cocksurely, pointing to a body, ' this is Death.' The fellow might be in a faint, ..."
3. The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey (1918)
"Ralph had wooed Jean ardently during the short furloughs which had been granted him, and from long distance had written a bit cocksurely. ..."
4. The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey (1918)
"... and from long distance had written a bit cocksurely. He had sent flowers, c'andy, books and then, quite daringly, a silver trench ring. ..."