• WordNet 3.6
    • adv self-evidently in a self-evident manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • self-evidently By means of self-evidence: without extraneous proof or reasoning.
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  • Rene Descartes
    Rene Descartes
    “Everything is self-evident.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident.”


In literature:

It was so usual and its meaning so self-evident, that no one ever gave it a thought.
"One of Life's Slaves" by Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie
That should seem to be a self-evident truth.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
This is self-evident, therefore we shall say no more about it.
"Essays on Political Economy" by Frederic Bastiat
One would almost think this to be a self-evident proposition.
"American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology" by Thomas Henry Huxley
My merits were too self-evident for a contest.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
This last principle is so self-evident that we will not attempt to demonstrate it.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
In the meantime it is well to remember a few very simple and self-evident facts.
"The Ascent of the Soul" by Amory H. Bradford
The necessity for changing pitch is so self-evident that it should be grasped and applied immediately.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Consider the matter in the abstract, and this conclusion is self-evident.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Why take pains to prove that an ape is not a Newton, when it is self-evident that he is not a man?
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth

In news:

In a way, what's most bizarre about the report is its evident utter obliviousness to the serious psychological research being done on self-esteem.
It's self-evident that he presided over the demise of General Motors since taking over as CEO in 2000.
Gliding through space on roller skates in It's Always Fair Weather (1955), Gene Kelly —the film's star, co-director, and choreographer—sings "I Like Myself," perhaps the most self-evident declaration in musical history.
Now economists don't like the idea of people being irrational , although it seems self-evident to mere history graduates.
Before this study, only people, apes and dolphins had shown evidence of self-recognition in mirrors.
I thought that would be self-evident, but I keep seeing comments expressing dismay or wonder at how I differ from the guy.
' Self-Evident ' Attack On Consulate 'Was A Terrorist Attack'.
This became self-evident to Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers when they participated in a Virtual Dementia Workshop at Indigo Palms in July.
The advantages of consolidating a distributed, siloed IT environment are self-evident.
Defense says state evidence supports self-defense claim.
Missouri Republican Todd Akin's remarks about women not becoming pregnant from "legitimate rape" are so self-evidently offensive and ignorant they scarcely require a response.
(Self-evident) lesson learned: Keep Hitler opinions to yourself.
Evidence mixed for Zimmerman's self-defense claim .
Ambitious and mediocre in equal measure, it's also evidence of the genre 's next stage: Low-budget filmmaking so self-conscious and smitten with the existing genre conventions, it's unwilling to create any new ones.
My contention is that copyright enforcement in the digital realm, though it's obviously had a pretty bumpy history, isn't self-evidently impossible.

In science:

This paper has benefited from a self-evidently close reading from the referee and has been improved as a result.
Crossing velocities for an annealed random walk in a random potential
The syntax of the ASCII art (self-evident in this example) will be explained shortly.
QuECT: A New Quantum Programming Paradigm
The problems with these methods are self-evident: impossible statistics, unquantifiable biases, and an inability to compare to physical models.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
These are probabilities with self-evident meaning.
The hitting distribution of line segments for two dimensional random walks
Note: An improper but self-evident use of notation wil l be made in the next paragraph.
An equivalent problem to the Twin Prime Conjecture