in·​deed | \in-ˈdēd \

Definition of indeed 

1 : without any question : truly, undeniably often used interjectionally to express irony or disbelief or surprise

2 : in reality

3 : all things considered : as a matter of fact

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Examples of indeed in a Sentence

I know that you can indeed do better than that. that is not merely a reason, but is indeed the entire point

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And indeed, the 154-square-foot space, built with an estimated construction cost of $50,000, is full of unexpected design choices. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "154-square-foot office pod stands out in a good way," 17 Oct. 2018 John Goodman, however, seemed to verify that his on-screen wife was, indeed, killed off. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Is How 'The Conners' Killed Off Roseanne and Will Go on Without Her Character," 16 Oct. 2018 In 2016, a competing group of researchers, led by physicist Alipasha Vaziri at Rockefeller University in New York, found that humans can indeed see single photons. Tim Folger, Discover Magazine, "How Quantum Mechanics Lets Us See, Smell and Touch," 24 Oct. 2018 American colonists in the 18th century did indeed resent tariffs imposed by the British government on goods imported into the colonies, and their anger over taxes and tariffs incited a rebellion. WSJ, "Tariffs Helped the U.S. Economy Find Its Legs," 13 July 2018 The interior does, indeed, retain the industrial look, as Simons requested. Diane M. Fiske,, "Former Philly warehouse is transformed into an industrial-style home," 11 July 2018 If Meek does indeed have a project on the way, this will serve as his first release since his 2017 album Wins and Losses, which dropped last July. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Meek Mill Teases New Songs With Swizz Beatz, Jeremih & PnB Rock on Instagram," 5 July 2018 And all of the brands on the market at the moment do indeed have FDA approval. Deanna Pai, Harper's BAZAAR, "Glitter Sunscreen Is Sparkly and Fun—But Is It Ruining the Environment?," 26 June 2018 The comedian then set out to prove Sessions did indeed have a choice. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "John Oliver warns White House why they shouldn't use Bible to justify immigration policy," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of indeed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of indeed

: without any question

—used in response to a statement that is regarded as doubtful or surprising

—used when making a statement that adds to or strengthens a previous statement


in·​deed | \in-ˈdēd \

Kids Definition of indeed

: truly … their plan was indeed a risky one.— Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy

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