evidently

adverb ev·i·dent·ly \ ˈe-və-dənt-lē , -ə-ˌdent- , especially for sense 2 often ˌev-ə-ˈdent- \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of evidently

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

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First Known Use of evidently

1609

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EVIDENTLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of evidently for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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