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In 2017, it alienated customers by deliberately but quietly slowing the performance of older iPhones via a software update, ostensibly to spare the life of aging batteries.

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Yet he apparently had no such qualms a week later when he signed a decree mandating that telecoms hand over data on 226 million Brazilians to IBGE, the government’s statistical agency, ostensibly for surveying households during the pandemic.

If it does not, candidates could ostensibly sue their rivals for claiming the paper’s endorsement and not just the endorsement of the Union-Tribune’s editorial board.

Researchers elicited anxiety among the women by giving them three minutes to put together a speech on their flood preparedness — natural disasters are a common threat to the island — to ostensibly be evaluated later by government experts.

To submit a number of bogus academic papers to ostensibly serious academic journals in those fields … and show how easily unsupported claims could be presented as factual without reasonable proofs.

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Sorkin may not have won his fight, ostensibly to reform the news.

The uncle told RTL radio Hauchard called his grandmother, ostensibly from Syria, on Nov. 2, for her birthday.

Ostensibly meant to protect babies, these products are dangerous.

In June, Pakistan launched an all-out military offensive in the region, ostensibly to evict all the militants from the area.

And while there are cutscenes that ostensibly explain the grander narrative, nothing really makes sense.

Every act of the Americans, ostensibly as courtesy and friendship, tend to that end.

The thing was ostensibly done, and served very well to hide an exclamation of surprise.

Yet, though ostensibly free, these local bodies are practically in the power of the political wire-puller, or cacique.

In Kent there had been an p. 29alarming outbreak of the peasantry, ostensibly against the use of agricultural machinery.

But what we tolerate in uncivilized lands, even where we are ostensibly rulers, we will not suffer in our own.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ostensibly, such as: evidently, officially, seemingly, supposedly, at first blush, and externally.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.