Examples of ostensibly in a Sentence
- The god of cleanliness is never satisfied. In America, the ostensibly egalitarian nature of society meant that cleanliness was used to mark status. —Joanna Bourke, Harper's, April 2008
- Budweiser and Miller, on the other hand, have eroded their credibility by launching brands ostensibly produced by microbreweries. They've been found out, with resulting customer cynicism. —James R. Rosenfield, Demographics, December 1997
- The day after Clinton made his seemingly proactive statement, he met with congressional leaders of both parties, ostensibly to press the case for military intervention. —Michael Kelly, New Yorker, 19 Dec.1994
ostensibly a university student studying abroad, he was actually an espionage agent
Recent Examples of ostensibly from the Web
Undeterred, Bethlehem Steel sent submarine parts to an assembling plant in Montreal ostensibly for humanitarian rebuilding efforts—and American steel started leaking into the Allied war effort.
One of Burton’s most famous images depicts a wide-eyed Carter gazing into Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, ostensibly for the first time.
In March, President Donald Trump fired David Shulkin, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ostensibly for mismanaging public funds.
Yet the financial pressures and inherent conflicts of joint ownership made Friday’s decision to withhold Audible from the Belmont (ostensibly for a minor injury) both predictable and regrettable.
In January of 2011, after he was briefly placed on house arrest, his Shanghai studio was demolished, ostensibly for a lack of proper permits.
The prosecutor who ostensibly for the Justice Department is going to follow Justice Department guidelines, and that is a news story.
Another major finding related to that was that there were a large number of posts – 5 percent — that were not science-focused, even though the pages were ostensibly about science.
For some background, Dowd’s interview with Thurman was ostensibly about film producer Harvey Weinstein preying on Thurman and her guilt and anger for not speaking up then, so other actresses wouldn’t have subsequently been victimized.
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