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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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 This goes to show that when given a fair chance to do so, people seeking to enter this nation do indeed follow the laws, regardless of Sessions’ evocations of the Bible. John L. Mccullough, Time, "Jeff Sessions Left Out the Key Part of the Bible Verse He Used to Rationalize Family Separation," 15 June 2018 Ultimately, Cattrall's outburst confirmed what had long been suspected: Cattrall and Parker do, indeed, have (potentially one-sided) beef., "Don't Let The Sex And The City Cast’s Notorious Infighting Complicate The Show’s Legacy," 8 June 2018 Critical opinion seems to be that Lang Lang is, indeed, back. David Patrick Stearns,, "Lang Lang's recovery: Will he ever play in Philly again?," 12 July 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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