ap·par·ent·ly | \-lē \

Definition of apparently 

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

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Kerber has impressive humility, and made news to that effect after her semifinal match when someone snapped a picture of her apparently about to board a double-decker bus after a dinner in Wimbledon. Sam Farmer,, "Humble Kerber Ends Serena's Comeback Trail In Wimbledon Final," 14 July 2018 Firefighters then learned a dog named Simba, apparently a Chihuahua, was trapped inside the home. David Harris,, "Orlando firefighters rescue cute dog from house fire," 13 July 2018 You won’t be restricted on options either, as all Slurpees are eligible for the promotion, including the new Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries Slurpee, which is a thing, apparently. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Slurp on free Slurpees for 7-Eleven Day," 9 July 2018 The phrase apparently referred to the many migrants who are believed to have drowned in recent days off Libya. Stephen Calleja, The Seattle Times, "Captain pleads innocent as Malta seeks to seize rescue boat," 2 July 2018 Crème de la Crepe will apparently have sweet and savory crepes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Marietta Square food hall announces 12th restaurant," 11 July 2018 Most recently, Lubotsky helped a middle-aged woman who apparently had a seizure and collapsed, suffering a head injury in the fall. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'My angel wings sprouted again': Greenfield alderwoman helps another stranger after seizure, fall," 5 July 2018 Mayer, who has been mounting a comeback of sorts in recent months, is apparently having a hard time finding a new famous woman to date. Allie Jones, The Cut, "What’s Going On With Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx?," 3 July 2018 Randle’s departure from Hollywood apparently has less to do with the team’s pursuit of Kawhi Leonard and more about a lack of commitment from the organization moving forward. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Grades: Pelicans Appear Past DeMarcus Cousins With Julius Randle Signing," 2 July 2018

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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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