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Lewis : quidem

quidem, quĭdem, adv. Indeed: sibi quidem persuaderi, eum, etc., Caes. B. C. 1, 40: tantum doleo, ac mirifice quidem, Cic. Att. 2, 19, 1: in his locis post solstitium Canicula oritur, et quidem aliquot diebus, id. Div. 2, 44, 93.

Esp. In a confirmation or extension of what precedes, too, also: et poscit quidem, Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 45: pergam, quo coepi hoc iter, Et quidem ego, id. Hec. 1, 2, 120: quod quidem perillustre fuit, Nep. Att. 12, 3.

In a qualification or opposing thought, but, however, yet: utebatur hominibus improbis multis, et quidem optimis se viris deditum esse simulabat, Cic. Cael. 5, 12: re quidem verā, but in fact, Nep. Con. 2, 2; id. Hann. 2, 6.

In the phrases, Ne ... quidem, not even: ne obsidibus quidem datis pacem redimere potuisse, Caes. B. G. 1, 37 (v. ne).

Nec (neque) . . . quidem, and not indeed, and that not (very rare, and never ac or et ne quidem; v. Madv. ad Cic. Fin. Exc. 111, p. 809 sqq.; Rib. Lat. Part. p. 46 sqq.): his litteris animum tuum confirmandum puto; nec iis quidem verbis, quibus ... sed ut, etc., Cic. Fam. 6, 6, 2: nec ejus quidem rei finem video, id. ib. 12, 1, 1: nec nunc quidem viris desidero adulescentis, id. Sen. 9, 27; Quint. 9, 3, 55.

At least, certainly, in truth, forsooth: unum quidem hercle certum promitto tibi, Plaut. Stich. 3, 2, 26: non video causam, cur ita sit, hoc quidem tempore, Cic. Att. 9, 2, 2: ex me quidem nihil audire potuisses, id. N. D. 1, 21, 57: nunc quidem profecto Romae es, id. Att. 6, 5, 1: volui id quidem efficere certe, id. Brut. 3, 13: quidem certe, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 261; Caes. B. G. 7, 50, 4 al.

In expressing the utmost indignation, indeed, truly: nam istaec quidem contumelia est, for that is an affront indeed, Ter. Heaut. 3, 3, 5; Caes. ap. Suet. Caes. 82.

In introducing an example, for instance, for example: Dicaearchus quidem et Aristoxenus nullum omnino animum esse dixerunt, Cic. Tusc. 1, 22, 51; 1, 33, 80; Nep. Att. 11, 4; 14, 1