ev·​i·​dent·​ly | \ ˈe-və-dənt-lē How to pronounce evidently (audio) , -ə-ˌdent-, especially for sense 2 often ˌev-ə-ˈdent- How to pronounce evidently (audio) \

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

Evidently you and I have different feelings on this issue. “We seem to have different feelings on this issue.” “Evidently!”
Recent Examples on the Web Soon after his arrival at Ebbets Field, Basinski was in the Dodger clubhouse, in uniform, playing Strauss waltzes, when Manager Leo Durocher, who was evidently skeptical about reports that Basinski was a professional violinist, walked in. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 14 Jan. 2022 Enlarge / Toyota is playing EV catchup, but it's evidently been busy behind closed doors working on some ideas, as seen above. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 The chief minister of Delhi assured his citizens that the city was shutting shop only briefly, but evidently hundreds of departing workers believe otherwise. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 21 Apr. 2021 Hamid invites brands into a new conversation and dialogue that is evidently to front the future of sales and media in due time. Dr Geraint Evans, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 That huge lesson in the boy’s life, a lesson the actual boy evidently took to heart, is but a moment in Caroline’s. Jesse Green, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2021 But not everyone is a believer in the Cardinals after their start to the season, evidently. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2021 The thieves may be disappearing, but ISIS is evidently not. Nic Robertson And Tim Lister, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 For the adventures of camel and rider, Obreht evidently took a spark from the real-life Camel Corps that served with the army in the American Southwest before the Civil War. Ian Frazier, The New York Review of Books, 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of evidently

1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Evidently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidently. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners 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

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