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(sʊə) or


(Placename) transliteration of the Arabic name for Tyre
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a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of the ancient port of Tyre.


a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition”: surcharge; surname; surrender.
[Middle English < Old French < Latin super- super-]


var. of sub- before r: surrogate.
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Noun1.Sur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean SeaSur - a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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References in classic literature ?
itt bin that hur lashipp prevent mee; for to bee sur, Sir, you nose
thing, to be sur shee is won of thee best ladis in thee wurld, and
To bee sur if ever I ave sad any thing of that kine it as bin
sur if ani boddi ad tolde mee yesterday, that I shud haf bin in so
Sur une gamme chromatique, Le sein de peries ruisselant, La Venus de l'Adriatique Sort de l'eau son corps rose et blanc.
Devant une facade rose, Sur le marbre d'un escalier.
His patés à la fois were beyond doubt immaculate; but what pen can do justice to his essays sur la Nature - his thoughts sur l'Ame - his observations sur l'Esprit ?
{*2} Ils ecrivaient sur la Philosophie (Cicero, Lucretius, Seneca) mais c'etait la Philosophie Grecque.
She is making the tour du monde entirely alone, without even a soubrette to carry the ensign, for the purpose of seeing for herself a quoi s'en tenir sur les hommes et les choses- -on les hommes particularly.
His Olympia seemed to me the greatest picture of modern times, and Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe moved me profoundly.
"Vous comptez vous faire des rentes sur l'etat;* you want to make something out of your company?"
"If you're looking down past the Sur for it, it will keep," he laughed.