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apparently Syllabification: ap·par·ent·ly
Pronunciation: /əˈperən(t)lē/

Definition of apparently in English:


[sentence adverb]
1As far as one knows or can see: the child nodded, apparently content with the promise
More example sentences
  • 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 appears (that), it would seem (that), it would appear (that), as far as one knows, by all accounts;
ostensibly, outwardly, supposedly, on the face of it, so the story goes, so I'm told;
allegedly, reputedly
1.1Used by speakers or writers to avoid committing themselves to the truth of what they are saying: foreign ministers met but apparently failed to make progress
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  • In a writer with apparently two more novels in the pipeline it's a sure sign he is not yet master of his art.
  • In Japan this is not a good combination so it is to be avoided at all costs apparently.
  • I haven't a clue who any of them were supposed to be, but they all had blogs apparently.
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