in-deed

indeed

[in-deed]
adverb
1.
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?
interjection
2.
(used as an expression of surprise, incredulity, irony, etc.): Indeed! I can scarcely believe it.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; orig. phrase in deed

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indeed (ɪnˈdiːd)
 
sentence connector
1.  certainly; actually: indeed, it may never happen
 
adv
2.  (intensifier): that is indeed amazing
3.  or rather; what is more: a comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family
 
interj
4.  an expression of doubt, surprise, etc

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indeed
early 14c., in dede "in fact, in truth," from O.E. 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, Amer.Eng.
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