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English definition of “indeed”

indeed

adverb [not gradable]    /ɪnˈdid/
(used to emphasize something said or about to be said) really; truly: If he has indeed quit his job, I asked myself, why is he still here? From a medical standpoint, the discovery may turn out to be very big news indeed. Indeed (= When you really think about it), why should you follow a doctor’s advice to the letter when you feel like Superman? Indeed is also used to make something clear or add to something you have just said: It was impossible to find work and, indeed, it became increasingly hard to keep looking for a job.
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