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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·par·ent·ly /-li/
 (ad.)表面上,似乎,顯然地

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·par·ent·ly, adv.
 1. Visibly. [Obs.]
 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) 2.0

 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 (`plain' is often used informally for
         `plainly'); "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"; "he is plain
         stubborn" [syn: obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently,
          plainly, plain]