in a clear manner: It is difficult to explain complex matters clearly.
without equivocation; decidedly: It is clearly out of the question to drop the case.

1250–1300; Middle English clerli. See clear, -ly

1. plainly, understandably. Clearly, definitely, distinctly, evidently imply the way in which something is plainly understood or understandable. Clearly suggests without doubt or obscurity: expressed clearly. Definitely means explicitly; with precision: definitely phrased. Distinctly means without blurring or confusion: distinctly enunciated. Evidently means patently, unquestionably: evidently an error. Unabridged
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clearly (ˈklɪəlɪ)
1.  in a clear, distinct, or obvious manner: I could see everything quite clearly
2.  (sentence modifier) it is obvious that; evidently: clearly the social services must be flexible

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, of vision and speech, from clear. Meaning "evidently" is from 1568; as a parenthetical expression in argument, "it is clear," recorded from 1867.
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Example sentences
Unless their present importance and limitations be clearly apprehended, their
  future development cannot be apprehended.
Clearly his reserve, his irony and detachment, his wariness of emotional
His face hasn't changed much, although it is clearly yielding to gravity.
Clearly, baseball commentators will now share data about what percentage of
  fans' blood pressure went up after a particular play.
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