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why/how/who etc indeed?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhy/how/who etc indeed?why/how/who etc indeed?spoken used when someone has asked you a question, to show that you do not know the answer and you do not think there can be a satisfactory answer ‘Why would John have left without saying a word?’ ‘Why indeed?’ indeed
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why/how/who etc indeed?The community service that is most interesting is by those who indeed are intellectually productive.Actually science depends upon expert witnesses who indeed are not infallible.And why indeed should gamesmanship not exist in disabled sport when it is rife everywhere else?Meant especially for Prior Robert, I should hazard, who indeed thinks he chose her and ranks as her proprietor.
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