- 1Used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested: it was not expected to last long, and indeed it took less than three weeks “She should have no trouble hearing him.” “No indeed.”More example sentences
as expected, to be sure; in fact, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, actually, as it happens/happened, if truth be told, admittedly• archaic in soothassuredly, of course, naturally, without (a) doubt, without question, by all means, yes• informal indeedy
- These are dramatic figures which suggest something is indeed seriously awry with Bermuda's black men.
- First, it suggests that there is indeed a distinction between affective and normative commitment.
- As you no doubt suspected or has already been confirmed, it was indeed a suicide.
- 1.1Used to emphasize a description, typically of a quality or condition: it was a very good buy indeed thank you very much indeedMore example sentences
- And so it was that I spent most of the day pulling up small clumps of grass from the gravel drive. Best described as very Zen indeed.
- He painted a pretty grim picture indeed of what he described as the perilous state of health services, in Kerry.
- For those who have dived upon an untouched shipwreck the experience is described as very moving indeed.
- 2Used to introduce a further and stronger or more surprising point: the idea is attractive to many men and indeed to many womenMore example sentences
- McCarthy played very well when introduced and, indeed, finished as his side's top scorer.
- Never mind that Neon Lights is totally void of a well-constructed song, or indeed a strong vocal performance.
- Adding to my surprise, and, indeed, to that of the viewers around the globe, was his sharp memory and mental alertness.
- 3Used in a response to express interest, incredulity, or contempt: “His neck was broken.” “Indeed?” Nice boys, indeed—they were going to smash his head in!More example sentences
- How, indeed, had a boy who looked not much older then she did survive all alone in the woods with all kinds of dangers?
- ‘That will show them. "More like a grocer than a burglar" indeed! Well, we'll hear no more of that.’
- So this was his last adventure! Haunted indeed! That beautiful devil!
- 3.1Expressing interest of an ironical kind with repetition of a question just asked: “Who’d believe it?” “Who indeed?”More example sentences
- ‘So what exactly do they want to hide?’ What indeed?
- ‘No, no! Who should we bury, Sir?’ returned the sexton. ‘Aye, who indeed! I say with you, who indeed!’
Middle English: originally as in deed.