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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
Recent Examples on the Web While Williamson may indeed be next, Antetokounmpo and the Bucks are now, something that was reinforced Tuesday night at Smoothie King Center. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 120, Pelicans 108: The first Giannis-Zion clash goes in the veteran's favor," 4 Feb. 2020 Doocy is indeed correct in that there is a much smaller Kansas City across the river in Kansas. cleveland, "MSNBC, Fox News react differently to Trump congratulating Kansas on Super Bowl win," 3 Feb. 2020 But if drivers like Wallace are indeed contractors, Uber cannot override state laws in places like Kentucky, which give citizens the right to carry guns in their own cars. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "‘We’ve Got an Uber Driver Who’s Got a Gun’," 30 Jan. 2020 If the rocket and test stand are indeed intact, the turnaround could be fairly quick. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "No one hurt in Firefly “anomaly” as company tests its Alpha first stage," 23 Jan. 2020 There are, indeed, people in the town who welcome APR’s economic impact and support the reserve. National Geographic, "Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains," 16 Jan. 2020 This is indeed an application of the superposition principle, though an incomplete one. Urbasi Sinha, Scientific American, "Quantum Slits Open New Doors," 7 Jan. 2020 So, there is indeed a perception that the Vikings (10-6), the NFC’s No. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings’ Mike Zimmer on playoff doubters: ‘I don’t think anybody thinks we can win’," 30 Dec. 2019 If this is indeed the last time Harris takes the field in a Denver uniform, here’s hoping the home crowd sends him off with a standing ovation. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kickin’ It with Kiz: Why Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is luckiest thing to happen to John Elway since Terrell Davis," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of indeed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indeed was in the 14th century

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“Indeed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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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