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MPs want assurances that any sale will guarantee the environmental purpose of the bank. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Ministers have pledged that the same assurances will be given to other British-based car manufacturers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added that GIP would be prepared to give the government assurances that it would not sell the airport for a quick profit if it won approval. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has been given assurances about his role in the team and his importance to the club. The Sun (2015)He received a written assurance that they would meet both conditions absolutely. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Last night the regulator said that both had given assurances they would make no further grants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Employee life assurance cover generally stops when you lose your job. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a substantial life assurance benefit that you should consider replacing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We wanted assurances over the future and product plans and they all have given that. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But unions have been seeking assurances about terms and conditions. The Sun (2016)He is expected to want assurances of shareholder support before accepting. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The club have been given verbal assurances that they do not wish to play for anyone else. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It handles with a solid assurance that makes it relaxing to drive. The Sun (2006)They want an assurance that he will implement the recommendations of the public inquiry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At this stage it would be wrong to put too much confidence in assurances that there will be a referendum. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The union has received formal assurances covering the time the company is in administration but wants promises beyond that era. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Unless they can offer concrete assurances about safety, the tour will be off. The Sun (2008)Vorm and Given exude assurance and physical confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Staff get free childcare vouchers, an employee assistance programme and life assurance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those issues that need addressing are thought to be assurances about the country's youth infrastructure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he wished to make assurance doubly sure, and went on still with a purpose. Daniel Deronda (1876)She laughs throughout and answers questions with a new-found confidence and self assurance. The Sun (2010)But if such a call is diverted to the fraudster, the bank receives false assurances that the payment is genuine. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Having received assurances that the appeal would not be set down in January, there was no reason for them to consult the notice board to check. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: assurance NOUN
If you give someone an assurance that something is true or will happen, you say that it is true or will definitely happen.
I was given firm assurances that I wouldn't be troubled again.
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