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
Also, ostensibly, the value of a dollar, the true meaning of happiness, the importance of family, the need for a consistent work ethic, the right sound level to listen to music, and what actually counts as music.
Well, here’s something to think about: Consumer Watchdog (consumerwatchdog.org) wrote that the prices of some of these digital assistant devices have recently dropped noticeably (ostensibly to encourage buying them as holiday gifts).
Somerset House’s new exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity, will provide a long overdue examination of the way northern culture has shaped the ostensibly London-centric British fashion industry.
But the opening monologue wasn’t really about La La Land, or jazz, or even Blade Runner 2049, the movie Gosling is ostensibly on the show to promote.
Republicans included a provision in the tax bill that would lease a section of ANWR for oil and gas drilling, ostensibly to help pay for the tax cuts while also cinching the support of Sen. Linda Murkowski, R-Alaska.
Hitchcock also called out his leading players, ostensibly captain Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
The punishment her criticizers are ostensibly referring to is the minor back injury Vonn recently suffered during her attempt to qualify for next year’s Games.
The buyers and sellers were ostensibly different, but in reality, one in the same.
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