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Despite the ostensible democratic reforms in the country in recent years, the military commander-in-chief retained powerful influence, including command of the defense, border affairs and home affairs ministries, whose reach is pervasive.
The ostensible reason for all this money printing has been to keep the economy out of recession.
The four incumbent representatives – the ostensible pool of candidates for the Council presidency – are Montgomery Steppe, fellow Democratic Councilwomen Jen Campbell and Vivian Moreno and Republican Councilman Chris Cate.
The ostensible reason for this was, that in the Emperor's opinion he had not pressed the siege of Saragossa.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
About 100,000 members were enrolled in the union, the ostensible aim of which was the defence of the working manʼs interests.
The conflagration of Rome, attributed by Nero to the Christians, which was the ostensible cause of the first persecution.
People took up the notion from his wild appearance, and because he had no ostensible means of living.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
No time should be lost, therefore return her Epistle with the aforesaid ostensible letter.
In order, however, to habituate them to a passive obedience, an ostensible purpose had to be held out.
She felt that these words covered something more than their ostensible meaning.

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