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Etymology edit

From Middle English evidently, evydently; equivalent to evident +‎ -ly.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɪdəntli/
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evidently (comparative more evidently, superlative most evidently)

  1. In a manner which makes the fact or conclusion evident; obviously; as may be clearly inferred. [from 17th c.]
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “The Elopers”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 33:
      The half-dozen pieces [] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  2. (obsolete) In such a way as to be clearly visible or manifest; distinctly, clearly. [14th–19th c.]
  3. (proscribed) apparently

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