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 apparently apparently

adv

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


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