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    were surely juiced

    Silent for way too many years, Phelps seems to have suddenly found his voice in retirement. He pointed a finger of his own Tuesday at opponents he didn't name, saying that some of them were surely juiced when taking to the water against him.


    Hi,
    The above is from today's The China Post. Is it correct to view "were surely juiced" in the above as "surely used dope?" Thanks.

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    Re: were surely juiced

    Yes. I wouldn't say used dope, though, because to me that means "took narcotics". I'd say used performance-enhancing drugs.
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    Re: were surely juiced

    In this case, surely =

    - certainly
    - definitely
    - undoubtedly
    - without question
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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