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Definitions of evidently

  1.   unmistakably; " the answer is obviously wrong"; " she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; " he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; " it is all patently nonsense"; " she has apparently been living here for some time"; " I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"; " You are plainly wrong"; (` plain' is often used informally for ` plainly' as in" he is plain stubborn")
  2.   In an evident manner; clearly; plainly.
  3.   unmistakably (` plain' is often used informally for ` plainly'); " the answer is obviously wrong"; " she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; " he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; " it is all patently nonsense".
  4.   Plainly; notoriously.
  5.   Clearly; obviously.

Antonyms for evidently

impossibly, improbably, incredibly, implausibly.

Quotes of evidently

  1. Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment. – Irving Babbitt
  2. The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell. – Aleister Crowley
  3. The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature. – Robert Fortune
  4. All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil. – Samuel Johnson
  5. In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known. – Thomas Malthus
  6. Evidently the arts, all the visual arts, are becoming more democratic in the worst sense of the word. – Eugenio Montale
  7. In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. – Will Rogers
  8. I'm dating a woman now who, evidently is unaware of it. – Garry Shandling
  9. I had to produce a complete page- or two or three- in one day. I took a lot of pride in my work, and I hated to do a mediocre job. Evidently some of the writers enjoyed my work best of all for that very reason. – Joe Shuster
  10. Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship. – Georg Simmel
  11. It is evidently necessary to generate and test candidates for solutions in some systematic manner. – Niklaus Wirth

Usage examples for evidently

  1. But he had evidently forgotten. ” – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. They evidently thought so, too. ” – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  3. The creature was very small, evidently quite young. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Evidently she was willing to meet one half- way. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. Yours had evidently been opened, and I think I never received one through the post office which had not been. ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  6. She evidently thought she was talking to Jason. ” – The Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  7. The word mine is here evidently employed as a substitute for the two words, my and book. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. You're here, evidently and taking care of my friend Lynch. ” – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  9. Well, evidently she didn't, Dr. Lavendar said, or she would have waited. ” – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  10. “ " Evidently you have never fallen in love with me," she said, " for you have not been driven to either way of escape." ” – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  11. She evidently did not wish to be left alone with the old man. ” – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  12. They evidently have not. ” – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  13. This was evidently the new point of view. ” – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  14. Evidently his thoughts and hers had followed the same course. ” – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  15. He evidently understood his business, and he gave interested attention to Miss Dorothy's story of what she had seen, and of what she wished now to try to do. ” – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  16. You evidently take note of everything you see, and talk about it. ” – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  17. Evidently two very good fellows! ” – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. It was evidently of no use to fire again. ” – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. Quite so; well, as Mr. Barton did not interfere with Jabez, evidently the motive was wanting. ” – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  20. And the father evidently had no desire to catch him. ” – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope