From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Evident \Ev"i*dent\, a. [F. ['e]vinent, l. evidens, -entis; e
   out + videns, p. pr. of videre to see. See Vision.]
   Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding,
   and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of
   a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can
   not always be made evident.
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         Your honor and your goodness is so evident. --Shak.
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         And in our faces evident the signs
         Of foul concupiscence.                   --Milton.

   Syn: Manifest; plain; clear; obvious; visible; apparent;
        conclusive; indubitable; palpable; notorious. See
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