ap·​par·​ent·​ly | \ ə-ˈper-ənt-lē How to pronounce apparently (audio) , -ˈpa-rənt \

Definition of apparently

: it seems apparent used to describe something that appears to be true based on what is knownan apparently happy marriageThe window had apparently been forced open.Apparently, we're supposed to wait here.

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Recent Examples on the Web Erhich didn’t like this much, apparently, and decided to air his grievances on Lovato’s IG feed. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Max Ehrich Reportedly Left Some Messy Comments on Demi Lovato’s Instagram About Their Breakup," 20 Nov. 2020 Police said Romero apparently knew the man who shot him, but details on their relationship were not released. Katelyn Keenehan, The Arizona Republic, "Man shot and killed after forcing entry into another man's apartment in Phoenix," 20 Nov. 2020 An affidavit filed by Mr. Trump’s legal team intended to prove voter fraud in Michigan apparently used data taken from counties in Minnesota, the latest in a series of embarrassments that have made the president’s uphill legal fight even steeper. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Georgia and Michigan Deliver Blows to Trump’s Efforts to Undo the Election," 20 Nov. 2020 He was apparently dissuaded during an Oval Office meeting by warnings that any attack could spiral into a broader conflict during the final days of his presidency. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Is Trump already running for 2024?," 20 Nov. 2020 The Vogue story was apparently deleted after West Tisbury residents expressed concern about contact tracing on the island. NBC News, "Vogue deletes article about Martha's Vineyard wedding after health officials link it to Covid cases," 20 Nov. 2020 Despite national events, many voters apparently were not swayed by the pro-science campaigns of these newcomers. Jim Daley, Scientific American, "New Scientist-Candidates for U.S. Congress Fared Worse Than Expected in 2020," 20 Nov. 2020 But this apparently hasn’t quelled concerns among construction workers who’ve seen the robot in action. Will Knight, Wired, "Robots Invade the Construction Site," 20 Nov. 2020 But the situation apparently escalated once the cameras stopped rolling and the group was back at Austen's house. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Southern Charm's Austen Kroll Says He 'Lost It' After Seeing John Pringle Hit on Madison LeCroy," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of apparently

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apparently

Middle English aparenly, apparently "clearly, plainly," from apparaunt, apparent apparent + -ly -ly entry 2

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The first known use of apparently was in 1566

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24 Nov 2020

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“Apparently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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