Origin of obvious
Examples from the Web for obvious
Maxwell was not available for comment but has described all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”
Maxwell was not available for comment describes all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was the obvious sight gags of Valerie not realizing who everyone was clapping for, when the party was clapping for her.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what about stuff that has no obvious redeeming qualities to it?Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
His face was drawn and pale, and it was obvious that his coordination wasn't very good.The Electronic Mind Reader|John Blaine
His sincere purpose was, he declared, “to recommend goodness and innocence,” and his obvious aversions are vanity and hypocrisy.
The Maoris themselves have observed this fact and applied the principle to their own obvious fate.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
While the advantages of the Siemens burner are many and obvious, it is not without its disadvantages.Gas Burners|Owen Merriman
In the still-life of a man of letters there was no obvious reason for a change.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt
Word Origin for obvious
1580s, "frequently met with," from Latin obvius "that is in the way, presenting itself readily, open, exposed, commonplace," from obviam (adv.) "in the way," from ob "against" (see ob-) + viam, accusative of via "way" (see via). Meaning "plain to see, evident" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Obviously; obviousness.