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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Obviously; clearly.
  • adv. According to the evidence available: The stranger approached the microphone, evidently intending to speak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an evident manner; clearly; plainly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clearly; obviously; plainly; in a manner to be seen and understood; so as to convince the mind; certainly; manifestly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

Etymologies

From evident +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

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