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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apparently  \Ap*par"ent*ly\,  adv 
  1.  Visibly.  [Obs.]  --Hobbes. 
 
  2.  Plainly;  clearly;  manifestly;  evidently. 
 
  If  he  should  scorn  me  so  apparently.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Seemingly;  in  appearance;  as  a  man  may  be  apparently 
  friendly,  yet  malicious  in  heart. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apparently 
  adv  1:  from  appearances  alone;  "irrigation  often  produces  bumper 
  crops  from  apparently  desert  land";  "the  child  is 
  seemingly  healthy  but  the  doctor  is  concerned";  "had 
  been  ostensibly  frank  as  to  his  purpose  while  really 
  concealing  it"-Thomas  Hardy;  "on  the  face  of  it  the 
  problem  seems  minor"  [syn:  {seemingly},  {ostensibly}, 
  {on  the  face  of  it}] 
  2:  unmistakably;  "the  answer  is  obviously  wrong";  "she  was  in 
  bed  and  evidently  in  great  pain";  "he  was  manifestly  too 
  important  to  leave  off  the  guest  list";  "it  is  all 
  patently  nonsense";  "she  has  apparently  been  living  here 
  for  some  time";  "I  thought  he  owned  the  property,  but 
  apparently  not";  "You  are  plainly  wrong";  (`plain'  is 
  often  used  informally  for  `plainly'  as  in  "he  is  plain 
  stubborn")  [syn:  {obviously},  {evidently},  {manifestly},  {patently}, 
  {plainly},  {plain}] 




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