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.   Evidently.
  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".

Quotes of obviously

  1. When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. – Ansel Adams
  2. Movies, obviously are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better. – Carlos Alazraqui
  3. Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets. – Johnny Bench
  4. Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world. – Sergey Brin
  5. Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it. – Amelia Earhart
  6. Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is usually at least a hundred years old. – Steve Hackett
  7. Obviously I wouldn't be able to do it without the support of so many people. – Jamelia
  8. Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion. – Al Jarreau
  9. It means a lot to be back in New York. Particularly since one of the last senior event scheduled in the States was supposed to be here in New York. We were supposed to play in Central Park right after 9 -11 and when 9 -11 happened obviously things changed. – John McEnroe
  10. Terri and her mother arrived. She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because she was loaded down with camera equipment, looking like a Japanese tourist. – Audrey Meadows
  11. I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in. – George Murray
  12. There are obviously legal restrictions on what you can do on TV in the States, as there are everywhere. – Dave Rowntree
  13. Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working relationship with Warren, which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five. – Roger Andrew Taylor
  14. It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all- this was my way of keeping her close to it all. – Prince William
  15. I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self -image. That's what I'm working on now. – Ricky Williams

Usage examples for obviously

  1. “ Peter asked this last question very obviously of Leonore. ” – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. 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
  3. Obviously it came from above, Knox. ” – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  4. 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
  5. “ " Obviously Baker said, " they knew all about us." ” – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  6. Obviously they are the men of money. ” – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  7. However, it obviously could not last much longer: the world was beginning to understand at last. ” – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. He tried to protest, but obviously she had made up her mind. ” – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  12. Obviously he meant something rather different from what he said. ” – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  13. The term forever is often written as one word, and, as such, is obviously an adverb. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. There are some battle- fields, boy, where discretion is obviously the better part of valor! ” – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  15. They had obviously no desire to allow the Governors to get control. ” – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  16. Halsey was obviously comforted. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  17. He offered no explanation of his presence, although quite obviously he was waiting. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  18. “ " Well, that can easily be arranged," said Carrington, " and it is obviously the first thing to do." ” – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  19. He was obviously trying hard to pretend he wasn't in the room at all. ” – Rough Translation by Jean M. Janis
  20. 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