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apparently

adverb
     
ap‧par‧ent‧ly S1 W2
1 [sentence adverb] used to say that you have heard that something is true, although you are not completely sure about it:
Apparently the company is losing a lot of money.
I wasn't there, but apparently it went well.
2 according to the way someone looks or a situation appears, although you cannot be sure:
She turned to face him, her anger apparently gone.

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