Phrases with "evidently"

Arthur Conan Doyle He evidently thought that he had done all which was needed in such cases. Our Derby Sweepstakes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins The driver was evidently discomposed by the lateness of my arrival. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Between, are two winged boys, evidently presenting a wonderful pattern of childlike piety. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But evidently he was not addressing me, for he dropped my hand and covered Gatsby with his expressive nose. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope He was still black and solemn, and was evidently brooding over his grievance; but he bowed to her, and stood still as she approached him. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells In most of them the Victorian terror of “extravagance” is dominant, and the writer simpers and laughs at his own suggestions in what was evidently supposed to be a very disarming manner. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

E. F. Benson It evidently made him uncomfortable to talk about it, and for that reason I fancy he put what was then a rather remote date to the day when his record should reach my eye. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

Henry James He said little, but his silence did not of necessity imply disaffection, for he evidently found it a deep personal luxury to lounge away the hours in an atmosphere so charged with feminine tenderness. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

But the figure evidently followed her movement with its sight, and the hat was again taken off, and waved violently. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

As Francesca entered the hall she gave a quick look at the table; several packages, evidently an early batch of Christmas presents, were there, and two or three letters. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

She was obliged to say, “Very pretty,” or “Very clever,” once in a way; but this cold praise evidently cost her an effort. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

This excellent intention it has, however, evidently contributed towards the making of that imaginary pavement mentioned in the old adage; for it is still emphatically a dirty street. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

Arnold Bennett It’s evidently Hilda he wants to see. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Henry James He evidently wanted to procrastinate quite as much as she did; he was not a bit more in a hurry to get back to the others. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Anthony Trollope At last he was desired to walk upstairs, though Mrs Macpherson, as she showed him the way, evidently thought that her house was profaned by such wickedness. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard Now they were gone with the exception of the canoe, which was kept there, evidently to facilitate the loading and launching of the large boats. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle The story was evidently universally accepted. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

E. F. Benson It had been little more than lukewarm yesterday, and his cook had evidently taken to heart his too-sharp words after breakfast this morning. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There did not seem, however, to be any reason for concealment, and his companion was evidently deeply interested. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Baldwin Spencer This is an interesting type which is evidently a further development of, in one direction, type 6. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The creek joined another, in which, after following it for a mile or two, I found a small pool of water, which had evidently lain there for many months, as it was half slime, and drying up fast. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

And now everybody, evidently actuated by him, stood in our way at every turn. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Theodore Dreiser Already there were fifty or more, and those at the head, by their demeanour, evidently congratulated themselves upon not having so long to wait as those at the foot. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The young lady is evidently a good deal afraid of him, and insists upon such precautions in our interviews, that they have been very few, and far between, indeed. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Not that she eschews the higher middle or even the higher classes: though, on the other hand, Katharine Ashton, evidently one of her favourite heroines, is the daughter of a shopkeeper. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

The presence of gentlemen is evidently an unfamiliar situation to you. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Jack London When I started to rise, my mother, evidently just in the act of dressing, pressed me down with her hand. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Guy de Maupassant The sexton was evidently sitting in the public house, for they found the door of his cottage locked, as well as the door of the little chapel that stood in the middle of the churchyard. Ghosts (Le Noyé) by Guy de Maupassant [1888]

Florence Dixie They were running to and fro, evidently in a state of great perturbation, now collecting together in a knot, now dispersing at a gallop over the valley, neighing and whinnying shrilly. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Henry James This observation was evidently lost upon the boy; he was too intensely absorbed in watching the prisoner. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

It was at this stage that Tony played what he evidently considered his ace. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Arthur Machen He sat back luxuriously in the disreputable old chair, drawing long slow wreaths of smoke, tasting his whisky from time to time, evidently well at ease with himself. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Henry James He was leaning against the parapet, facing her, his arms folded; and she at present was evidently not lost in the mere impersonal view, persistently as she gazed at it. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James What, indeed, was the Baroness doing dans cette galere? what fish did she expect to land out of these very stagnant waters? The game was evidently a deep one. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

I wished to find a road through or over this range, but will evidently have to go farther to the west, where at seven or eight miles there are apparently two separate hummocks. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

G. K. Chesterton Then at last the door was opened by the pale servant in livery, who had evidently received orders to delay the entrance of the police by every exhibition of stupidity and helplessness. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Mark Twain Just at this point he met his soul’s sworn comrade, Joe Harper — hard-eyed, and with evidently a great and dismal purpose in his heart. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

The entrance of Queen Beelzebub into the house had evidently upset things. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Algernon Blackwood I seemed to lose sight of him, as it were —” The man stammered, evidently convinced by now that he had earned his dismissal. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Wilkie Collins The little confusion which she evidently felt at finding herself the object of the doctor’s attention did not betray her into the slightest awkwardness of gesture or manner. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Not from the town, or I should have known her face; evidently come from one of the country parishes to sell her butter and eggs. White Magic by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

The girl, evidently aware of, and prepared for, the Opposition she would encounter, rigidly avoided all chance of a private interview with him. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

The pursuer is evidently intoxicated, probably lunatic! “Quick, Molly!” gasps Ruth, “round by the back, and then cut down towards the young plantation, and make for the road again. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Jules Verne This personevidently a stranger — made good use of his eyes, and asked numberless questions, to which he received only evasive answers. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

D.H. Lawrence The child was evidently questioning, and the elder girl answered briefly. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

He evidently did not anticipate an immediate decease. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

He evidently wished to follow his own thoughts, for he did not ask me to walk home with him. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Henry James Don’t you remember that day at Plash?’ ‘You told me to let her go,’ said Laura. ‘And evidently you haven’t taken my advice. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Proceeding to the interior of the cave, which had evidently been used as a dwelling for many years past, they came upon the corpse of another man, in a sitting posture, propped up against the wall. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

F. Scott Fitzgerald They ranged from a messenger-boy evidently misusing his company’s time to an immemorial individual with a gnarled body and a gnarled cane. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Marjorie Bowen He evidently took me for a prowling and mercenary antique dealer. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Jules Verne Its cause, its limits we have utterly failed to discover, but from the appearance of the island on which we find you here, you have evidently experienced its devastating consequences. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Ivan Turgenev But evidently there is no escaping one’s fate. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins The man in black went away by himself towards Welmingham — the other two remained together, evidently waiting to follow me as soon as I walked on. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Isabella Bird He evidently desired to avoid the march back, but two mules have been sent to replace the horses, and two more are to go tomorrow. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Anna Katherine Green Another memory had evidently returned to embarrass him. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Edith Wharton He had done it dozens of times, no doubt, and was evidently asking himself why the deuce he couldn’t do it now . New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Rudyard Kipling Hawkins evidently believes in Punjabis. It’s going to be quite as bad as anything they have had in the last ten years. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Arthur Morrison At the same moment the light was evidently perceived from outside; there was a hurried jump from the steps, and for an instant a sound of running on gravel. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim She is evidently not quite at her ease. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He gets hold of that poor girl’s secret and is evidently intending to trade upon it”— Larose’s face hardened darkly here —“in one way or another to his own gain. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Almost immediately a maid appeared, evidently in a state of great excitement. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He is evidently very rich, for Mrs. Posh had on some beautiful jewellery. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Bronislaw Malinowski Such a form of possession, although it involves an extremely strong bond of union between man and land, is evidently something quite different from more developed forms of proprietorship. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Charles Kingsley The Polizeirath smiles, bows, ogles, evidently a willing captive. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Jules Verne A confession that Australia now as evidently appears to be the theater of the shipwreck of the Britannia as America did before. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Proudie had discovered a large hole, evidently the work of rats, in the servants’ hall. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Will you do Mrs. Whiffler and myself a favour?’ Mr. Saunders is surprised — evidently surprised; but he replies, ‘with the greatest pleasure. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Of conversation between her companion and herself there was evidently very little, nor did she appear to expect it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Meredith One hundred was evidently the number she had to complete, for when she had reached it she threw her arms apart. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

These marks are several abrasions, evidently made by feet of some one climbing. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton She kept afterward no precise memory of the actual details of his narrative: the pain it evidently cost him to impart it was so much the sharpest fact in her new vision of him. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Even the men of mature years evidently preferred imagination to the truth. In the World by Maksim Gorky

G. K. Chesterton He evidently means to pay us a visit. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

After he had harangued them, I noticed that he questioned them eagerly in turn, and was evidently much perturbed at the answers he received. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

You evidently imagine that I have gone in for the fashionable creed of the young man of the present day. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

He is very lovable, and is evidently much beloved, and is able to go about in unguarded security. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Baldwin Spencer One end is evidently indicative of a head, with an eye, and the other suggests a tail. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The market was evidently overstocked with young ladies knowing French and German, able to play and sing, and willing to be useful. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her mother was talking in a half-conscious way; Philip’s speech of the evening before was evidently running in her mind. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

He wore an incipient full beard, evidently in process of training, with a considerable amount of grizzle in it. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Henry James But all the same the girl had taken fright; the impression her father desired to make would evidently be sharp enough. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Nathaniel Hawthorne How should she?” I know not what reply Westervelt whispered; nor did Zenobia’s subsequent exclamation give me any clew, except that it evidently inspired her with horror and disgust. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Guy de Maupassant It was in vain that they specified, saying: “That is for you, Pierrot.” Pierrot evidently got nothing. The Watch Dog (Pierrot) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Wilkie Collins Something unpleasant had evidently happened. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Her brain was evidently working beneath the myriad wrinkles of her face, and her little eyes began to blink. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Edgar Allan Poe The savages were evidently startled, and paused for an instant from their labours and yellings. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry James The platform it evidently was to be — private if not public — since one was admitted by a ticket given away if not sold. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Bram Stoker This evidently made a difficulty for Mr. Caswall, for his efforts, without appearing to get feebler, seemed less effective. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim At first she evidently did not know him. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Many of them looked very tired, and had evidently tramped from long distances — indeed, we saw costumes belonging to valleys which could not be less than two or three days distant. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

His hand fell heavily, his face was once more contorted with pain; he turned to those who stood near him, evidently avoiding meeting his wife’s eyes, and whispered: “Take her away. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Petro Giorgiadis, of Zante; a poor devil who has evidently been a waiter in some small Greek café which supplies a cup per hour. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

My wily antagonist evidently saw I was impressed, for her face grew still softer and her tone more insinuating. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton She remained standing, while her strange visitor continued to gaze at her with a perturbation in which the consciousness of indiscretion had evidently as yet no part. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

H.P. Lovecraft The vaulted cellar was a vast one, without partitions; and in a corner far to the right, amid dense shadows, he saw a black archway evidently leading upstairs. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Gissing It would not be enough to say that she had evidently once been beautiful, for in truth she was so still, with a spiritual beauty of a very rare type. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

H. G. Wells But evidently he was like that. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Henry James It was a new predicament, for Mrs. Luna evidently meant to keep him if she could. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

E. F. Benson At first Charlotte is evidently the predominant partner: she exhorts, she encourages, she approves, she educates, and the lover has something of the governess about her. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Charles Dickens In this frame of mind, it was some consolation to him to find that Richard Swiveller was, for different reasons, evidently irritated and disappointed by the same cause. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Reaching the head of the staircase, he looked around with sad and solemn benignity, laid aside his staff, bared his hoary locks, and was evidently on the point of commencing a prayer. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Many blessings were heaped upon the head of Ámil and his mother: the name, however, as the Sayyid suggested, is evidently a corruption of Mu’ámil —“the workman, the employee. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Olmstead says: “The health of our armies is evidently not above the average of armies in the field. North America by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel She evidently means to be won by eagerness and strategy, and will never give herself. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The inspector was evidently disappointed. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Gaston Leroux Koupriane muttered, “The idiots!” It was such a blow for those upstairs to learn they walked over a mine ready to explode that it evidently had paralyzed their limbs. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Wilkie Collins What reply could I make? Rothsay evidently felt for me. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Willa Cather Kathleen stood looking at it, and was evidently trying to find courage to say something about it, when Louie helped her by breaking in. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Jacques Futrelle His face was violently red, evidently from anger, and perspiration stood on his forehead. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

His coming had evidently been awaited anxiously, as the door was opened before he had alighted from the gig, and an old man-servant peered out into the night. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

The moonlight was still in the room, and as I looked at him I saw him raise his head and evidently wake up. Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley [1890]

Thomas Hardy In Henchard’s somewhat lonely life he evidently found the young man as desirable for comradeship as he was useful for consultations. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

H. Rider Haggard From where we stood we could perceive that an immense multitude were pouring into the temple, evidently in expectation of some unusual event, and I could not help fearing that we had to do with it. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

And Miss Challoner evidently was much attached to her correspondent, and naturally felt the reproach conveyed in these lines. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

W. H. Hudson In the midst of these plans Major arrived, and sat down facing me without shaking himself, evidently beginning to experience some qualms of conscience. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

William Blades He evidently resented his confinement, ate very little, moved very little, and changed in appearance very little, even when dead. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Kenneth Grahame Otter’s evidently more anxious than he’ll admit. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Theodore Dreiser He gave a quick glance to either side, evidently expecting to see her somewhere; but not finding her, he turned his eyes gravely forward and walked on. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The coiners strove to force their way to the door, evidently anxious to gain the forked passage, so that they could escape by one of the two exits. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Edgar Allan Poe There were several deep scratches just below the chin, together with a series of livid spots which were evidently the impression of fingers. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

His pursuers were evidently now returning to the jettisoned boat. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

The cure is evidently effected by the cold salt-and-water. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

His strength was evidently failing him, yet he could not explain why — nor has it ever been explained. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Edgar Allan Poe The upper range is evidently the Arabic verbal root (SEE ILLUSTRATION) “To be white,” whence all the inflections of brilliancy and whiteness. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

The fever which has enabled you to bear, without feeling it, the fatigue you have evidently undergone, is burning within you now. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Florence Dixie Continuing our way we presently observed several mounted Indians, sitting motionless on their horses, like sentries, on the summit of a tall ridge ahead of us, evidently watching our movements. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Edith Wharton At any rate, Anne evidently did not expect to have her decision questioned. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Apparently, the Professor’s absence was not considered in any way suspicious, and the police were evidently pushing no enquiries there. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Anthony Trollope But though Owen Fitzgerald was so evidently an unfit suitor for an earl’s daughter, it might still be possible that he should be acceptable to an earl’s widow. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson The purport of this astounding mission had evidently been conveyed to her. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

E. F. Benson She evidently intended to pull up and talk to them, but miscalculated her speed. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

H. G. Wells What became of your politicians and lawyers? Was there a struggle?” “As light grew and intelligence spread they became more and more evidently unnecessary. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

George Borrow The horse was evidently in a very feeble state; and had a strange rattling in its throat, which alarmed me it first. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

E. F. Benson But evidently she meant to take no hand in the fête, which at present completely filled Daisy’s horizon. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

He lifted his arm then — straight up — evidently as a signal, and waited. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

His son had evidently gone away; but he settled himself to wait. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

She evidently mistook the nature of my visible emotion. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The decision was evidently a surprise to him, too, and it seemed he couldn’t understand it. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Beelzebub, the bulldog, evidently thought so too, for he watched me attentively enough during the whole of the time it took me. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

The Judge, thereupon, evidently agreeing with them, had sentenced Guildford to five years’ imprisonment with hard labour. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

He stole, in a groping way, which seemed strange to me, who could distinguish objects in this light, to the side of my bed, the exact position of which he evidently knew; he stooped over it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton But the obstinate Judge — who perhaps, after all, was more inquisitive than kindlyevidently wanted to hear the story out, and she was ordered, the next day, to continue her deposition. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

He evidently does not like Brotherson either. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

H. Rider Haggard She understood it at once and clapped her hands with delight, and then descending from the throne took it to her sister Sorais, who also evidently understood. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

It is evidently not a tent but a building, and was probably an extemporaneous construction of crude brick. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The village was evidently at one time a place of some importance, though it is not easy to understand how it came to be built in such a situation. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Wilkie Collins My voice had evidently reached the ears of somebody in the back parlor. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton I guess it’s what the scientists call the survival of the fittest,” said Mr. Parvis, evidently pleased with the aptness of his analogy. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Our arrival had been anxiously expected, and at the gate of the first house we were met by an old man, who was evidently a person of considerable importance in the place. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Benjamin Disraeli His companion would not speak; yet to allow her to return home without freeing her mind of the fearful burden which evidently overwhelmed it, was impossible. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

And after a year or so these fortnightly emissions gave him intense pains in the small of his back which lasted some twenty-four hours, evidently till some more seed had been secreted. My Life and Loves by Frank Harris

George Berkeley For, as to its being an occasion, we have, I think, evidently shewn that with regard to us it is no occasion. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

George Gissing Marian felt that the best thing would be to ignore what had happened, as her father evidently purposed doing. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry James But on the other hand, pleasure, in this case, was quite at one with effort; evidently the greatest bliss in life, for Roderick, would have been to have a plastic idea. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Edgar Allan Poe It appeared to me evidently in the nature of a rare atmosphere extending from the sun outward, beyond the orbit of Venus at least, and I believed indefinitely farther. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Arnold Bennett Very evidently she had to be careful about what she said. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells They also described how wires had been found in the shrubbery, evidently placed there to trip-up unwary pursuers. The Hammerpond Park Burglary by H. G. Wells [1894]

See, likewise, an excellent article, evidently by the same author, in the North British Review, July, 1869. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne The calm of the stranger was deep, as has been said, and he even showed a sort of attachment for the engineer, whose influence he evidently felt. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne Several times in unrolling the cable they observed that nails had recently been forced into it, evidently with the motive of destroying it. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Edith Wharton Yes; evidently he had asked himself, on the instant, what she would do about Lilla; and the mere fact made her feel, with a fierce desperation, that she must do something. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Great care had evidently been taken in its preparation, for it was beautifully written, and with no correction or erasures in all of its four pages of foolscap paper. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

He was not alone, but had brought two of his men with him, evidently remembering the conversation of the previous Sunday. Seeing him in sight, I purposely left the house to avoid meeting him. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

H. G. Wells Now here he was in the foreground of her world again, evidently more ardent than ever, and with a portentous air of being about to do something decisive at the very first opportunity. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I could see amusement piers—numbers of them—some evidently used as gymnasia, in some there was dancing. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

It had been battered upon a great many different lines of railway, and had evidently traveled considerably. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Lucy Maud Montgomery How far is it to White Sands?” “It’s five miles; and as you’re evidently bent on talking you might as well talk to some purpose by telling me what you know about yourself. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

It was made of soiled yellow cloth, and stitched evidently by a man’s fingers. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

The outward man — the case of Lodore was in England — his passionate and undisciplined soul was far away, evidently in the keeping of another. Lodore by Mary Shelley

D. H. Lawrence He’s evidently been able to get round you all right. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Jane Austen Wherever they went, she was evidently always on the watch. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

Henry James She thought it over a little — she was evidently addicted neither to empty phrases nor to unconsidered assertions. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

I was exalting Nanette d’Illens’s good luck and the fortune” (this evidently refers to some common acquaintance, who had changed her name to advantage). Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Jules Verne At the summit was a circular orifice, by which I had caught the slight gleam of light, evidently daylight. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Henry James He touched lightly on details; he evidently never was to gush as freely again as he had done during the prosperity of his suit. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My visitor is evidently a young lady who dislikes sitting still, for she is up and reading the titles over to herself in a moment. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Henry James She seems to expect to be married very soon, and has evidently made preparations in Europe — quantities of clothing, ten pairs of shoes, etc. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

H.P. Lovecraft At end of each tube is spherical expansion where yellowish membrane rolls back on handling to reveal glassy, red-irised globe, evidently an eye. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Algernon Blackwood It was a sound of weeping; Défago upon his bed of branches was sobbing in the darkness as though his heart would break, the blankets evidently stuffed against his mouth to stifle it. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

H. G. Wells There were big heaps of crystalline mineral on this beach and a cable — evidently for raising it — came down out of the mists above from some invisible crane, but not a Utopian was in sight. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

E. T. A. Hoffmann You will please observe, Mademoiselle, that the last clause evidently has reference to other crimes which weigh upon his conscience. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

If she were the woman I feared, she had evidently lost no time. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

He is evidently an opulent elderly gentleman, comfortable in circumstances, and well-to-do in the world. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Before the sun had shot his beams into the Castilian quarters, the enemy were in motion, evidently preparing to renew the assault of the preceding day. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle But incredulity and indifference were evidently my strongest cards. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Henry James Mr. Cockerel says that mamma’s evidently not familiar with the rush of improvement in this country; he speaks of 1855 as if it were a hundred years ago. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

You evidently think that her guardian’s consent is not required. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

Henry James Pansy only gazed at her, evidently much puzzled; and Isabel, taking advantage of it, began to represent to her the wretched consequences of disobeying her father. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Wilkie Collins Born without nervesevidently born without nerves. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

George Gissing The life which made it impossible for you to see friends at any other time of the day was so evidently unsuited to one of your refinement that I was made angry by the thought of it. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Thomas Wolfe When George woke again it had grown completely dark outside, and McHarg was up and stirring about in the bedroom, evidently looking for the light. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Ann Radcliffe Madame, in the surrounding troop, discovered none of the marquis’s people, and they were therefore evidently in the hands of the duke. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

M. R. James He evidently has access to it himself, for I saw him tonight standing on the steps, and, as I thought, locking or unlocking the door. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Simon evidently looked forward to years of baiting his spiritual twin. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

I can’t for the life of me see why, but the beast is evidently very suspicious about us. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

John Galsworthy She evidently had her key in her hand, for she disappeared at once. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald Burne Holiday was so evidently developing — and Amory had considered that he was doing the same. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jules Verne For the present, my fate was evidently bound up with that of the “Terror.” The distance which separated us from the two destroyers was now growing rapidly less. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell He evidently expected to be asked to spend the day, and accepted the invitation with a glad readiness that made Mrs. Hale wish she could add something to the cold beef. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]