- plain or clear to the sight or understanding: His frown made it evident to all that he was displeased. It was evident that the project was a total failure.
Origin of evident
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obvious, manifest, palpable, patent, unmistakable.
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Examples from the Web for evident
The disbelief was evident in article after article, with one conservative site using “President Pinocchio” in its headline.Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.
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The pride and admiration Vial has for the artists who put on Cirque du Soleil is evident.A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil
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An appropriate level of concern was evident everywhere; panic was nowhere to be found.New York Nurses Are the Calm in Ebola’s Storm
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This is evident in the next infrastructure boom unfolding before our eyes: electricity transmission lines.Electricity Superhighway
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Philippe had turned with evident distress toward the latter.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
There was no one in sight, but it was evident that a party from an American ship had visited the island.Brave and Bold
But I can always stop when it is evident that I shall cause pain to somebody.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Grace and a miracle had made the startling fact palpable and evident.
That it is one tree seems to be evident from the growth of the bark only on the outside.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- easy to see or understand; readily apparent
C14: from Latin ēvidēns, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for evident
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