Indeed
Indeed In*deed", adv. [Prep. in + deed.] In reality; in truth; in fact; verily; truly; -- used in a variety of senses. Esp.: (a) Denoting emphasis; as, indeed it is so. (b) Denoting concession or admission; as, indeed, you are right. (c) Denoting surprise; as, indeed, is it you? Its meaning is not intrinsic or fixed, but depends largely on the form of expression which it accompanies. [1913 Webster]

The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. --Rom. viii. 7. [1913 Webster]

I were a beast indeed to do you wrong. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

There is, indeed, no great pleasure in visiting these magazines of war. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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