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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPARENTLY

Paralus breathes and moves, but is apparently unconscious of existence in this world.

There sat his nephew in the old place, apparently not having stirred.

Much of it, apparently, he will convert into that champagne he now drinks.

They were on the bank of a stream of some width, and apparently a deep and rapid one.

How were they to effect these apparently incompatible objects?

Apparently they were the only Overton passengers in that car.

But he was apparently able to convince even Larry la Roche by means of words.

The new—or what seems new to me—is apparently the medium in which it is most at home.

Apparently they had come thither for purposes of conversation.

But to desert a woman, and have her apparently not even know it, was against the rules of the game.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "visibly, openly," from apparent + -ly (2). Meaning "evidently" is from 1550s; that of "to all appearances" (but not necessarily "really") is from 1560s; meaning "so far as can be judged, seemingly," is from 1846. A gradual retreat from certainty.

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