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evidently

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adverb ev·i·dent·ly \ˈe-və-dənt-lē, -ə-ˌdent-, especially for 2 often ˌev-ə-ˈdent-\

Simple Definition of evidently

  • : in a way that can be easily seen or noticed : in an evident way

  • —used to describe something that appears to be true based on what is known

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of evidently

  1. 1 :  in an evident manner :  clearly, obviously <any style … so evidently bad or second-rate — T. S. Eliot>

  2. 2 :  on the basis of available evidence <he was born…evidently in Texas — Robert Coughlan>

Examples of evidently in a sentence

  1. Evidently you and I have different feelings on this issue.

  2. We seem to have different feelings on this issue. Evidently!



1609

First Known Use of evidently

1609



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