evidently

adverb
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

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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 She was evidently still getting used to their length. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 Smith's style evidently changed as their music career grew, though their feelings have since caught up with them. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "'We're all learning together': Sam Smith responds to Shawn Mendes' apology for misgendering them," 13 Dec. 2020 Fans -- and radio programmers, too, evidently -- have actively supported late rapper’s new material following his death at age 20 in February. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, "Pop Smoke Is the First Posthumous Lead Act to Top Rhythmic Songs Chart," 10 Dec. 2020 His involvement was cheered by Trump supporters outside the courtroom, and evidently came as tremendous relief to Scaringi, who had nothing but enthusiastic things to say about the former New York mayor’s efforts on Twitter. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, "Trump’s Motley Gang of Dead-Enders Are Circling the Drain," 20 Nov. 2020 However, some courts have historically found that falsely accusing a person of treason is self-evidently injurious to an individual’s reputation and livelihood, lowering the bar to jury trial or damages. Washington Post, "Christopher Krebs sues Trump campaign, lawyer Joe diGenova for defamation," 8 Dec. 2020 However, some courts have historically found that falsely accusing a person of treason is self-evidently injurious to an individual’s reputation and livelihood, lowering the bar to jury trial or damages. Anchorage Daily News, "Fired cybersecurity official overseeing election sues Trump campaign and lawyer for defamation," 8 Dec. 2020 Celebrities such as Thomas Rhett, Ozzy Osbourne, Whoopi Goldberg, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce evidently agree. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "’Tis the season for Christmas sweaters; we want to see yours," 7 Dec. 2020 Please provide the plan proposed by council President Lisa Bender and members Steve Fletcher and Phillipe Cunningham and, evidently, Ellison, the ghost contributor. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Minneapolis police reform, the Chosin Few," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of evidently

1532, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2021

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“Evidently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidently. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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evidently

adverb
How to pronounce evidently (audio) How to pronounce evidently (audio)

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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