ob·​vi·​ous·​ly | \ ˈäb-vē-əs-lē \

Definition of obviously

1 : in an obvious manner showed his anger obviously
2 : as is plainly evident Obviously, something is wrong. She obviously enjoys her work.

Examples of obviously in a Sentence

She obviously enjoys her work. Their answer was obviously wrong. That's obviously not her real name.
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Some are offering suggestions on who should host the new show (though Robert Stack is obviously irreplaceable). Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Unsolved Mysteries' Is Getting a Netflix Reboot So Prepare to Have Nightmares Forever," 24 Jan. 2019 Twitter users were obviously thrilled with the pictures of little Crew, and some pointed out that Joanna and the baby have the same expression for when Chip is doing something goofy. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Baby Crew’s Passport Photo Shoot Will Melt Your Cold Winter Heart," 23 Jan. 2019 Here's why: La Toya is obviously part of a very famous family. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Wild Theory About the Alien on 'The Masked Singer' Is 100% Correct," 23 Jan. 2019 Since there's obviously still quite some time before new episodes make their way into our homes, the network cannot confirm who the cast will be for the remake just yet. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 16 Jan. 2019 Safe hair colors are obviously not the vibe of 2019. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Say Hello to Hailey Bieber's New Bubblegum Pink Bob," 14 Jan. 2019 Acer While gamers will obviously be interested in what’s inside the Predator Triton 900, its most arresting feature can be found on the outside. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's swivel-display Predator Triton 900 will include Nvidia's mobile RTX graphics," 6 Jan. 2019 The photographer was obviously one of the four Swedish pilots honored this week. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Swedish Pilots Win Medals for Top Secret 1987 SR-71 Incident," 29 Nov. 2018 From vacation bonding to showing each other love on Instagram, the Riverdale stars are obviously pretty close off-screen. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Stars Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Madelaine Petsch Team Up for Game of Charades," 13 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of obviously

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of obviously

: in a way that is easy to see, understand, or recognize
used to emphasize that you are talking about something that is easy to see, understand, or recognize

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