be evident—be obvious; be easy to see or understand:
- It was evident to me that writing must be in God’s great plan for my life.
be in evidence—
1. be actually present:
- He was not about, so I looked outside, but he was not in evidence. He had not yet risen.
2. be prominent or conspicuous:
- He was not in evidence, to any considerable extent, in the voluntary societies of the college.