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    the use of indeed

    I would like to ask about the use of indeed in following.

    "Until he was thirty years old, Fotheringay did not believe in miracles. Indeed he discovered his extraordinary powers when he was saying that miracles were quite impossible. He was having a drink at an inn called the Long Dragon."

    That usage seems strange to me. Would you explain? Why did the second sentence started with it?

    http://www.sduzszx.com/shandongzikaoxinxiwang/xuexibiji/200804/shandongzikaoxinxiwang_1003.html

    https://books.google.com.tr/books?id=KM-1CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT201&lpg=PT201&dq=%22there+were+pres ent,+besides+these+two%22&source=bl&ots=P4kZXnLLhH &sig=3TFgglxA2pJvcu1DoaoyGAApf50&hl=tr&sa=X&ved=0a hUKEwjb9vmFmZjUAhXJY1AKHWkNDn0Q6AEILDAB#v=onepage& q=%22there%20were%20present%2C%20besides%20these%2 0two%22&f=false


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    #3

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    Yes, it much helped but made also me think that for 1 indeed=surely. Do you agree?

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    #4

    Re: the use of indeed

    No.

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    #5

    Re: the use of indeed

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    No.

    Is indeed antonym of dramatically?

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    #6

    Re: the use of indeed

    NO.

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    #7

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    NO.

    Dramatically introduce a counter or surprising situation for who says the sentence. So isn't it like counter of indeed or my knowledge about dramatically is wrong?

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    #8

    Re: the use of indeed

    Your knowledge of dramatically is wrong. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dramatically?s=t

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    #9

    Re: the use of indeed

    It seems to me that the second definition in the dictionary to which I provided a link explains the meaning of 'ideed' in your original setence:

    adverb

    You use indeed to introduce a further comment or statement which strengthens the point you have already made.

    [
    emphasis]
    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.


    Once you start trying to come up with synonyms or antonyms, you are just creating problems, in my opinion.

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