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Definitions of obviously

  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. 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".
  3. Evidently.
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Usage examples for obviously

  1. Halsey was obviously comforted. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. Obviously it came from above, Knox. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  3. They had obviously no desire to allow the Governors to get control. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  4. Well, Carroll added cautiously, I must confess that I've taken some interest in the girl- partly because you were obviously doing so. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  5. There are some battle- fields, boy, where discretion is obviously the better part of valor! – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  6. The term forever is often written as one word, and, as such, is obviously an adverb. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. He was in the home of poor people, but they were obviously people who made a highly satisfactory best of their poverty. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  8. Obviously they are the men of money. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  9. He obviously wouldn't understand if she didn't mean anything- and she hardly knew him well enough to touch on her real difficulties with Winn, those would have to come later. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  10. George was frightened, that was it; obviously he knew more than he had told, and he did not want to be exposed ... – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  11. The reason of this is obviously self- love, which partly overbears the natural operations of this principle. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  12. " Obviously Baker said, " they knew all about us." – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  13. Peter asked this last question very obviously of Leonore. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  14. Obviously he meant something rather different from what he said. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  15. He tried to protest, but obviously she had made up her mind. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  16. He was obviously trying hard to pretend he wasn't in the room at all. – Rough Translation by Jean M. Janis
  17. However, it obviously could not last much longer: the world was beginning to understand at last. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. " Well, that can easily be arranged," said Carrington, " and it is obviously the first thing to do." – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  19. His first mention of his condition had obviously made her somewhat nervous, though she had been full of kindly interest. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  20. He offered no explanation of his presence, although quite obviously he was waiting. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
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