Also used as a reply in a conversation, often to express agreement in everyday conversation and in not-so-interesting ones it is used to convey the sense of I'm-actually-listening.

Example 1

"*sigh*"

"Indeed"

Example 2

"And I'm like shut up you fat bitch, yuk , I hate her, she makes me sooo sick"

"Indeed"

(Nodding your head helps)

In*deed" (?), adv. [Prep. in + deed.]

In reality; in truth; in fact; verily; truly; -- used in a variety of sense. 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.

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

I were a beast indeed to do you wrong. Dryden.

There is, indeed, no great pleasure in visiting these magazines of war. Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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