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What is a basic definition of clearly?
Clearly means in a clear manner or way, without uncertainty. Clearly also means happening in a way that is obvious or occurring without question.
Clearly is an adverb formed from the word clear, which means free from obscurity or free from doubt. If something happens without blurriness or cloudiness, it happens clearly. For example, when you speak clearly, you are not mumbling or stuttering.
- Real-life examples: Many people wear glasses to help them see clearly. Teachers try to explain subjects clearly to students so they don’t get confused or fail to understand the material. Many right-handed people struggle to write clearly with their left hand.
- Used in a sentence: I couldn’t hear clearly because I had water in my ears.
Clearly is also used to mean obviously, undoubtedly, or evidently. You might use this sense of clearly when you are so confident about something that you believe there is zero doubt about it, as when it is clearly a bad idea to eat a sandwich that has meat that expired a year ago. Clearly is often used in arguments and opinions, though. Just because a person uses the word clearly doesn’t mean there is no room for disagreement or doubt.
- Used in a sentence: I am allergic to peanuts so it clearly wasn’t me who ate the last of the peanut butter.
Where does clearly come from?
The first records of clearly come from around 1250. It comes from the Middle English word clerli and is an adverb formed from the word clear.
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What are some other forms related to clearly?
- clear (verb)
What are some synonyms for clearly?
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How is clearly used in real life?
Clearly is a common adverb that means happening in a way that is not blurred or that doesn’t leave room for doubt.
Finally got home. Washed my face. Put my glasses on. Couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t see clearly. Still had my contact lenses in. Took too long to figure that one out I tell you. The weekend couldn’t come soon enough lol. 👀 👓 🤓
— Dina Pugliese-Mirkovich (@DinaPugliese) January 24, 2020
Why is my toddler obsessed with watching people open surprise eggs on YouTube? Judging from the views I’m clearly not alone in this misery.
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) January 28, 2021
The true test of how well you know a concept:
Can you explain it clearly to someone else?
— Treehouse (@treehouse) February 26, 2020
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How to use clearly in a sentence
I mean, making those moves in the offseason, they clearly had a title-or-bust idea going into this season.Bam Adebayo Is Making Plays, Denver Is Making Us Look Bad, And The Lakers May Need To Make Some Adjustments|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Investors clearly didn’t like the Fed’s hold-the-line stance on interest rates and asset purchases yesterday.Global stocks tumble as the Fed’s ‘near-zero’ rates pledge leaves investors unsatisfied|Bernhard Warner|September 17, 2020|Fortune
A camera like this will clearly appeal to YouTubers, and Sony has given it some popular features handy for frequent video makers.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside|Stan Horaczek|September 16, 2020|Popular Science
He has a healthy Davante Adams back after the wideout missed four games last season — and clearly Rodgers will be targeting Adams early and often.
Health is clearly a focus—the presentation begins by namechecking the new sleep and handwashing features that arrived in the latest OS update.Apple just announced a new iPad, iPad Air, and Apple Watch Series 6|Stan Horazek|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
He was part of an extreme, racialized white faction in the Louisiana state house that was clearly dead-set against honoring King.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He served the community well, but he clearly has to make a decision based on why he left.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He gazed at the flowers and the flickering candles, clearly moved.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clearly, the advances were not reciprocated but Williams “continued to talk about sucking dick.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kim Jung-un clearly recognizes that Hollywood and American popular culture in general constitute a dire threat.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He spoke clearly and slowly, well knowing that some among the natives would understand him.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
As Felipe talked with him, he perceived even more clearly how bitter and unjust his mother had been to Alessandro.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
In Scotland and America that is distinguished and thought of clearly as the college stage.
Men cannot see the world clearly and they cannot, therefore, begin to think about it rightly.