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apparent +‎ -ly

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apparently (comparative more apparently, superlative most apparently)

  1. (archaic) Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare,
      If he should scorn me so apparently.
    • John Ford
      One, my lord, that doth so palpably, so apparently make her adulteries a trophy, whiles the poting-stick to her unsatiate goatish abomination jeers at, and flouts your sleepish, and more than sleepish, security.
  2. Seemingly; in appearance only.
    A man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.
  3. According to what the speaker has read or heard.
    Apparently you are quite a good dancer.
    • 2006, Lois Lewandowski, The Fatal Heir: A Gillian Jones Mystery, iUniverse, 978-0-595-39843-0, page 169:
      " [] Apparently they are going to contact the adoption agency and see if they can locate that child. [] "

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