[ US /oʊˈvɝtɫi/ ]
[ UK /ə‍ʊvˈɜːtli/ ]
  1. in an overt manner
    he did it overtly
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How To Use overtly In A Sentence

  • I dunno," said the plaguesome boy, looking at the address covertly. Janice Day at Poketown
  • Peace, prosperity, democracy, environmental conservation and the elimination of racism and ethnocentrism are all overtly gender-neutral ideals, but each of them is also a distinctively women's issue.
  • Terrorists have been operating covertly in England for several years.
  • Through projective identification, the clinging and overtly dependent borderline partner can express the split-off dependency needs of both.
  • The cheddar mash had no overtly cheesy taste but was rich and creamy and the dish was served with a thick onion gravy, dotted with baby onions.
  • Writing in the British journal New Scientist, the famed poet and historian Robert Graves said in 1972, "Technology is now warring openly against the crafts, and science covertly against poetry.
  • Guthrie considered "God Bless America" too complacent, so he wrote a folk song with overtly political verses that are sometimes omitted in performances.
  • When nothing overtly is going on, make sure that a great deal is at work beneath the surface. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Weapons of Mass Instruction
  • MR: Now, back in the day, "The Weight" was used often as a counter-culture anthem, and there seemed to be an anti-war sentiment in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"--although, when you follow those songs' storylines, they don't overtly commit to those themes. Mike Ragogna: How To Become Clairvoyant: A Conversation with Robbie Robertson
  • Later, in postdivorce, I covertly launched a personal blog under a pen name. MyLinkVault Newest Links
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