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[ev-i-duh nt-lee, -dent-; for emphasis ev-i-dent-lee] /ˈɛv ɪ dənt li, -ˌdɛnt-; for emphasis ˌɛv ɪˈdɛnt li/
obviously; apparently.
Origin of evidently
1325-75; Middle English; see evident, -ly
See clearly. Unabridged
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  • evidently the post is eagerly sought for when a vacancy occurs.
  • War is ugly, but its constraints evidently can beautify.
  • So evidently this is a decision that's taking place department by department.
  • Yes, evidently it is, but not in a way that supports the true secularist's argument.
  • Increased consumerism evidently comes at a steep price.
  • And moreover, this topic is not about global warming, as you evidently misunderstood in your visceral reaction.
  • evidently the machine leaked a certain amount of radiation.
  • He had evidently committed suicide by shooting himself.
  • But evidently his hawkish instincts, for the moment, have got the better of him.
  • Yet the anonymous canine had evidently meant something to someone.
British Dictionary definitions for evidently


without question; clearly; undoubtedly
to all appearances; apparently: they are evidently related
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Word Origin and History for evidently

late 14c., from evident + -ly (2).

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