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    apparently - Dictionary definition and meaning for word apparently

    (adv) from appearances alone
    Example Sentence
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor
    (adv) unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • he is plain stubborn
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