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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Luckily, Clarke did indeed pull through and has since founded a charity called SameYou, which is focused on brain injury recovery and rehabilitation. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Emilia Clarke Just Shared Never-Before-Seen Photos Taken After Her Brain Surgery," 8 Apr. 2019 And indeed, polling data seems to reveal conflicted feelings among the American public about the importance of climate change. Gene Balk / Fyi Guy, The Seattle Times, "Where might voters support a Green New Deal? Seattle ranks high, new survey data show," 26 Mar. 2019 Learn its history, the places a passion for beer can take you, and how the great experience of sharing a beer with a friend, or stranger, at the bar is indeed universal Learn more about the documentary and check out the preview here. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now," 27 Feb. 2019 All the talk at the world championships on Sunday — and indeed for the last few days — was whether Vonn could mark the last race of her career with a victory in the downhill. Steve Douglas, The Seattle Times, "Stuhec spoils Vonn’s farewell party at skiing worlds," 10 Feb. 2019 Moreover, Russia and the US have diametrically opposed perspectives on Ukraine, and, indeed, on what the Kremlin genuinely views as its sovereign right to throw its weight around within its historic sphere of influence. Anna Arutunyan, Time, "No Matter What Happens in Helsinki, Putin Has Already Won," 10 July 2018 Conditions have, indeed, become far worse for many women. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Should You Attend the Women's March?," 16 Jan. 2019 So with Ginny Rowe’s loss six days earlier, Wednesday’s entry point was, indeed, sorrow. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: The Bond Of Dee And Ginny Rowe Was The Bond For Countless Communities, A UConn Family," 12 July 2018 Parker, indeed, will be back in the AT&T Center someday. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker leaves San Antonio with emotion, but no regrets," 7 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
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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