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- 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 483591931, 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.
- (obsolete) In such a way as to be clearly visible or manifest; distinctly, clearly. [14th–19th c.]
- (proscribed) apparently
- (obviously, as may be clearly inferred): clearly, plainly; see also Thesaurus:obviously
- (clearly visible): conspicuously, markedly, vividly