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[in-deed] /ɪnˈdid/
in fact; in reality; in truth; truly (used for emphasis, to confirm and amplify a previous statement, to indicate a concession or admission, or, interrogatively, to obtain confirmation):
Indeed, it did rain as hard as predicted. Did you indeed finish the work?
(used as an expression of surprise, incredulity, irony, etc.):
Indeed! I can scarcely believe it.
Origin of indeed
1300-50; Middle English; orig. phrase in deed Unabridged
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  • On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.

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  • "Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.

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  • "If it be as you have said, Anaxagoras is indeed happier than princes," he replied.

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  • Yet his voice was unbroken and he was, indeed, unconscious of the tears.

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  • He walked, indeed, with a step of amazing springiness for a man of his years.

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British Dictionary definitions for indeed


sentence connector
certainly; actually: indeed, it may never happen
(intensifier): that is indeed amazing
or rather; what is more: a comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family
an expression of doubt, surprise, etc
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Word Origin and History for indeed

early 14c., in dede "in fact, in truth," from Old English dæd (see deed). Written as two words till c.1600. As an interjection, 1590s; as an expression of surprise or disgust, 1834. Emphatic form in yes (or no) indeedy attested from 1856, American English.

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