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Apparently - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Apparently' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Apparently [ adv.]
- Visibly.
- Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.
- Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.

Meaning of 'Apparently' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . apparently [ r]
Meaning (1):
- from appearances alone
Example in sentence:
  • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it;
  • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land;
  • on the face of it the problem seems minor;
  • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
Meaning (2):
- unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
Example in sentence:
  • he is plain stubborn;
  • he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list;
  • I thought he owned the property, but apparently not;
  • it is all patently nonsense;
  • she has apparently been living here for some time;
  • she was in bed and evidently in great pain;
  • the answer is obviously wrong;
  • You are plainly wrong