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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBVIOUS

She smiled rather painfully, with an obvious effort to be conventional.

The remedy, however, to my mind, is obvious and suggests itself.

Transcriber's Note on text: Some obvious errors have been corrected.

He went on speaking with obvious enjoyment of the extent to which his knowledge reached.

It is obvious that a great deal depends on the mode of suspension.

It is obvious that he did not plan the death of that wretched lad—his brother-in-law.

Again there was the obvious double meaning in his sullen tone.

Let us not delay a moment, without some good and obvious cause.

You will have but short notice of the day, for obvious reasons.

Now I made some remarks which probably are too obvious to be worth relating.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "frequently met with," from Latin obvius "that is in the way, presenting itself readily, open, exposed, commonplace," from obviam (adv.) "in the way," from ob "against" (see ob-) + viam, accusative of via "way" (see via). Meaning "plain to see, evident" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Obviously; obviousness.

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