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The most obvious explanation is not always the correct one.
"I'd have thought that was fairly obvious," James retorted.
a glaringly obvious mistake
For obvious reasons, I won't go into details.
It's pretty obvious he's crazy about you.
It was becoming obvious to her parents that she needed help.
It was obvious from Eleanor's voice that she disliked him.
I couldn't resist the obvious comment.
You have a talent for stating the obvious.
To state the obvious, if we don't take precautions now, we'll suffer for it later.
Making an apology was the obvious thing to do.
His experience made him an obvious choice for the position.
There's a perfectly obvious explanation for this trend.
There was no immediately obvious solution that we could think of.
This is the American English definition of obvious. View British English definition of obvious.
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