used to say that something is true because you can see that it is true [= clearly]:
She was evidently a heavy smoker.
He was evidently in pain.
She was evidently upset by what she saw.
Evidently, the builders had finished and gone home early.
used to say that you have been told that something is true [= apparently]:
He was evidently a rude, unpleasant child.
Evidently, the local authority are planning to close the school.