in·​deed | \ in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio) \

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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Zaidi told the Athletic in an interview earlier this season that indeed options will be explored, not just because of the safety issues but because such a change could bring in the fences and make Oracle Park more hitter friendly. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Dodgers call bull on Giants bullpen setup," 8 June 2019 And the dual-cheese treatment that seemed to promise a degree of lush abandon (Master Cheese!) proved perfectly ordinary and indeed, a tad stingy. Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, "Burger Friday: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at Marq-E Entertainment Center," 7 June 2019 Without enough smart computer science workers, Wisconsin — indeed, the U.S. — may miss out on the next big thing. David D. Haynes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin needs more kids to take computer science. Can a Microsoft program help make that happen?," 6 June 2019 And indeed, Li was eliminated in the quarterfinals again on Monday. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Sweaty fingers, nerves and 6 a.m. Chopin: Behind the scenes at the Cliburn Junior in Dallas," 5 June 2019 And Radeon’s continued expansion beyond traditional computers is indeed the real story here. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD and Samsung partner up to bring Radeon graphics to mobile devices," 3 June 2019 These maneuvers are not just for the crowd's entertainment though the crowd, indeed, is entertained. Terry Demio,, "When playing with the zoo animals isn't really play," 30 May 2019 To feel blessed minus the hashtag is a blessed feeling indeed. Juno Demelo, SELF, "I Vacationed in One of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth and Didn't 'Gram a Single Thing," 21 May 2019 But the Sussexes’ appointment of PR heavyweight Sara Latham at the start of this year suggests that cutting through the noise with the right message is indeed very important to the new Duchess. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "How Meghan Markle Is Making the Role of Duchess Her Own," 19 May 2019

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


in·​deed | \ in-ˈdēd How to pronounce indeed (audio) \

Kids Definition of indeed

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

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