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.

1300–50; Middle English; orig. phrase in deed Unabridged
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indeed (ɪnˈdiːd)
sentence connector
1.  certainly; actually: indeed, it may never happen
2.  (intensifier): that is indeed amazing
3.  or rather; what is more: a comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family
4.  an expression of doubt, surprise, etc

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
The interiors, done in chocolate browns and pale blues, are breathtaking indeed.
Indeed, keeping her family's needs close at hand is central to the success of
  this equation.
By this failure everybody might have starved, and indeed half died with three
Salt water can indeed burn when exposed to a certain kind of radio wave, a
  university chemist has confirmed.
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