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
This is after all the reason why the FCC ostensibly rolled back net neutrality—to let operators make more money, in order to stimulate investment.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ostensibly one of Trump’s closer allies, has his arms folded and appears incredulous.
Enough legislators are concerned that authorizing AGDC to accept outside funds would ostensibly be signing away the Legislature's control over the project — that of the pursestring — that the request was pulled from the budget.
Ending the Korean War gnaws away at the rationale for the U.S. to keep its troops in South Korea and Japan, as ostensibly there would not be any local threat any longer.
Stefanski is a basketball lifer who was brought here ostensibly to oversee the front office.
Microsoft owns Xbox, and ostensibly loses money when gamers decline to buy consoles and play on desktop instead.
One other outfield decision remains, ostensibly a choice between Jake Marisnick and J.D. Davis once Josh Reddick is ready to return from the disabled list.
The duo recently launched Fight Back, an hour-long weekly political podcast that will ostensibly be about the political stories of the week but geared mainly toward women.
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