[ev-i-duh nt-lee, -dent-; for emphasis ev-i-dent-lee]
- obviously; apparently.
Origin of evidently
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She evidently preferred facing any danger to parting with her child.Explorations in Australia
War is a rough teacher, but it is evidently the only one for the Continent.
It was evidently changed by the vicinity of the larger river.
It had not occurred to him to try to mislead her, but she evidently did not understand.
She was evidently addressing Mr. Roberts, but she looked at Flossy.
- without question; clearly; undoubtedly
- to all appearances; apparentlythey are evidently related
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Word Origin and History for evidently
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