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

 ob·vi·ous·ly /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·vi·ous a.
 1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
 To the evil turn
 My obvious breast.   --Milton.
 2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] Obvious to dispute.”
 3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
 Apart and easy to be known they lie,
 Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
 -- Ob*vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob*vi*ous-ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : 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: evidently, manifestly, patently,
             apparently, plainly, plain]