the obvious


: something that is easy to understand or recognize
You are stating the obvious. Tell me something I don't already know.
Try to look beyond the obvious.

Examples of the obvious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The skyline hole through which the Cross Bronx Expressway runs was the landscape elephant in the room, until the marker asked the obvious question. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 15 July 2024 And for many, the obvious someone to point a finger at is Jeffrey Katzenberg, former DreamWorks co-founder, Quibi co-creator, and currently Biden’s campaign co-chair. Lachlan Cartwright, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 July 2024 All that investment provides a lot of opportunities across the economy, not just in the obvious AI and tech stocks, too. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 12 July 2024 There are lots of reasons this might be the case, including the obvious advancement of time and the more subtle effects of the pressures of his position. Philip Bump, Washington Post, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for the obvious 

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“The obvious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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