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[in-deed] /ɪnˈdid/
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 of indeed
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; orig. phrase in deed
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  • She was indeed a peculiar girl—the more the pity for the many that made her so!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • "Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Far, indeed, from it, I found no arrogance or coldness in her.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • Yet his voice was unbroken and he was, indeed, unconscious of the tears.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • How indeed would this have been possible with such a vast multitude of figures?

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
British Dictionary definitions for indeed

indeed

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

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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