ostensible[ o-sten-suh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF ostensible
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OSTENSIBLE
An ostensible pretext is never wanting to those who are resolved on war.
Its ostensible purpose was to complain of the picture postcards.
The ostensible cause of her removal was to make room for other prisoners.
Should not you write him an ostensible letter on the subject?
Not that he failed to secure himself by some ostensible precautions.
I meant to say what is the ostensible object of the expedition?
He likes to parade the ostensible cause for his visit to Paris.
"Thank you for your courtesy," she said, happening to remember her ostensible errand.
In the treaty not one of the ostensible causes of the war was even mentioned.
He was, in fact, already doing it while he was paltering with his ostensible profession.
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