Kos, indeed Greece

rositakay

Senior Member
Arabic
Hi,
Kos, indeed Greece, are only way-stations for Nasreen and the others. She and her brother-in-law hope to reach the Netherlands where his sister lives. Another flight, another country where she will live as an outsider. Quietly, holding back tears, she articulates a credo that many refugees cling to.
What is meant by indeed here please?
Source: UNHCR Tracks - The Artist’s Way
Thanks,
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Kos is a way-station to Athens, but furthermore, Greece is a way-station to places beyond. The 'indeed' corrects the impression that people might be trying to get from Kos to Athens as an end in itself.
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines this sense of indeed as: "3 Used in a clause which confirms and amplifies a previous statement: In point of fact, as a matter of fact." Citations given include, "I am... a cautious man, indeed a timid one."
     
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