ev·​i·​dent·​ly ˈe-və-dənt-lē How to pronounce evidently (audio)
especially for sense 2 often
ˌev-ə-ˈdent- How to pronounce evidently (audio)
: in an evident manner : clearly, obviously
any style … so evidently bad or second-rateT. S. Eliot
: on the basis of available evidence
he was born … evidently in TexasRobert 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 Ultrafast-fashion retailer Shein is evidently taking steps to go public in the United Kingdom at a $64 billion valuation. Eva Roytburg, Fortune, 7 June 2024 Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, died on May 19, along with the country’s foreign minister, a number of their bodyguards, and the pilot of their helicopter, which evidently crashed because of fog. Jim Talent, National Review, 4 June 2024 But thanks to a Florida judge evidently in Trump’s back pocket, the blundering of a Georgia prosecutor and a pliant U.S. Supreme Court, none of the ex-president’s other criminal cases are likely to reach a jury in time for a verdict before Nov. 5. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 Pashinyan’s government has evidently concluded that its future lies with the West. Thomas De Waal, Foreign Affairs, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for evidently 

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Word History

First Known Use

1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of evidently was in 1532

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“Evidently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidently. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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ev·​i·​dent·​ly ˈev-əd-ənt-lē How to pronounce evidently (audio) -ə-ˌdent- How to pronounce evidently (audio)
: in an evident manner : obviously
a document evidently forged

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