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apparent
used in My Antonia

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Definition
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • This remedy worked, apparently.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (55% in)
apparently = seemingly (appearing to be obvious—though not necessarily so)

(editor's note:  Since the author didn't use a stronger adverb such as clearly or obviously, she is indicating that we don't know for sure the patient would not have recovered without aid of the medicine or that the patient may only seem better prior to getting worse again.)
  • If anyone did, something terrible would happen, apparently.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (73% in)
  • This theory afforded the Shimerdas great satisfaction, apparently.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (94% in)
  • As soon as he was old enough to sit up alone and toddle about, another affliction, the nervous motion of his body, became apparent.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (38% in)
  • Cutter lived in a state of perpetual warfare with his wife, and yet, apparently, they never thought of separating.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (61% in)
  • But apparently it was part of his fun to outrage her feelings as much as possible.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (99% in)
  • Tiny audits Lena's accounts occasionally, and invests her money for her; and Lena, apparently, takes care that Tiny doesn't grow too miserly.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (3% in)
  • As I confronted her, the changes grew less apparent to me, her identity stronger.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (11% in)

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