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  • as inapparently
  • as inexternally
  • as inostensively
  • as inoutwardly
  • as inpresumably

synonyms for on the face of it

  • allegedly
  • ostensibly
  • possibly
  • probably
  • supposedly
  • as if
  • as though
  • at a glance
  • at first sight
  • in all likelihood
  • intuitively
  • it appears that
  • it seems that
  • most likely
  • outwardly
  • plausibly
  • professedly
  • reasonably
  • reputably
  • speciously
  • superficially
  • tangibly
  • to all appearances
  • seemingly
  • superficially
  • externally
  • apparently
  • as far as one can see
  • evidently
  • for all intents and purposes
  • in appearance
  • officially
  • on the surface
  • ostensibly
  • professedly
  • to the eye

antonyms for on the face of it

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  • improbably
  • unlikely
  • dubiously
  • questionably
  • uncertain
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      How to use on the face of it in a sentence

      It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.
      CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
      A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
      THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
      With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
      THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
      Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
      THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
      The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.
      RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
      Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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