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apparently Line breaks: ap¦par|ent¦ly
Pronunciation: /əˈparəntli/

Definition of apparently in English:


[sentence adverb]
As far as one knows or can see: the child nodded, apparently content with the promise
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  • The anonymous buyer apparently then consumed the contents of the bottle in one sitting.
  • The less convincing evidence of the first expert had apparently been forgotten.
  • His new apparently softer line may reflect a deal with ministers in the puppet regime.
seemingly, evidently, it seems (that), it would seem (that), it appears (that), it would appear (that), as far as one knows, by all accounts, so it seems;
ostensibly, outwardly, on the face of it, to all appearances, to all intents and purposes, on the surface, so the story goes, so I'm told;

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