indeed


indeed
[[t]ɪndi͟ːd[/t]]
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1) ADV: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group (emphasis) You use indeed to confirm or agree with something that has just been said.

Later, he admitted that the payments had indeed been made...

He did indeed keep important documents inside his hat...

`Did you know him?' - `I did indeed.'...

`Know what I mean?' - `Indeed I do.'...

`Isn't it a gorgeous day, Father?' - `Yes, indeed!'...

`That's a topic which has come to the fore very much recently.' - `Indeed.'

2) ADV: ADV with cl (emphasis) You use indeed to introduce a further comment or statement which strengthens the point you have already made.

We have nothing against diversity; indeed, we want more of it...

When we asked to see more we were refused. Indeed we were escorted away by men with guns.

Syn:
in fact
3) ADV: adj ADV (emphasis) You use indeed at the end of a clause to give extra force to the word `very', or to emphasize a particular word.

The engine began to sound very loud indeed...

The wine was very good indeed...

Of course, these occasions are rare indeed.

4) ADV: quest ADV (emphasis) You can use indeed as a way of repeating a question in order to emphasize it, especially when you do not know the answer. [SPOKEN]

`Now where are the real villains?' - `Where indeed?'...

`And what do we do here?' - `What, indeed?'


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