Word family adjective evident adverb evidently From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishevidentlyev‧i‧dent‧ly /ˈevədəntli $ -dənt-, -dent-/ ●●○ AWL adverb 1 OBVIOUSused to say that something is true because you can see that it is true SYN clearly She was evidently a heavy smoker. He was evidently in pain. She was evidently upset by what she saw.[sentence adverb] Evidently, the builders had finished and gone home early.2 OBVIOUSused to say that you have been told that something is true SYN apparently He was evidently a rude, unpleasant child.[sentence adverb] Evidently, the local authority are planning to close the school.
Examples from the Corpusevidently• The man outside was evidently a visitor.• The attacking force had evidently been spread very thin since altogether there were fewer than 20 planes reported.• She knew that, and Charles knew that, but the public were evidently beginning to think otherwise.• Even I can see the solution, as evidently can Lestrade.• Far from being popular, Hatton had evidently had a host of enemies.• Their contracts evidently having run out, the distinctive enamelled iron advertisements were removed from the ex-Croydon cars in 1942.• She was also flushed and evidently in a state of unrest, which made him feel chivalrous and sympathetic.• Amelio evidently liked what he saw during Carey's concert.• This was evidently the quad devoted to the science faculty.• Evidently, the two of them have gotten back together.