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
White nationalists, including Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis, ostensibly gathered Saturday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
The new sanctions could cut off roughly one-third of North Korea’s estimated $3 billion in annual exports, ostensibly denying the nation of funds for its weapons programs.
The K5, which is equipped with lots and lots of sensors, is ostensibly an interesting piece of high-tech kit.
In communist Cuba, everyone ostensibly works for the government for minuscule wages.
Stephens ostensibly will be given a chance to stick in the rotation.
After Trump won the presidency, the relationship initially seemed back on track, with Scarborough and Brzezinski – who are engaged – even visiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club, the meeting Trump ostensibly referred to in his tweets.
Now, meet the bra that can also ostensibly do just that — or will be able to, at least at some point, as The Thirty points out.
This is, ostensibly, a demand that the bill repeal Obamacare’s regulatory requirements more directly.
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Synonymsevidently, apparently, ostensively, presumably, putatively, seemingly, supposedly
Related Wordsexternally, outwardly, visibly; believably, credibly; assumably, likely, presumedly, probably; conceivably, maybe, mayhap, perchance, perhaps, possibly, professedly, supposably; allegedly, purportedly, reportedly, reputedly; clearly, distinctly, manifestly, obviously, plainly, self-evidently; assuredly, positively, surely
Near Antonymsimplausibly, impossibly, improbably, incredibly
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