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synonyms for ostensibly

  • evidently
  • officially
  • seemingly
  • supposedly
  • at first blush
  • externally
  • for all intents and purposes
  • for show
  • on the face
  • on the surface
  • outwardly
  • professedly
  • sensibly
  • superficially
  • to the eye
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antonyms for ostensibly

MOST RELEVANT
  • improbably
  • obscurely
  • unlikely
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How to use ostensibly in a sentence

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.
BRAZIL IS SLIDING INTO TECHNO-AUTHORITARIANISMTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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.
POLITICS REPORT: WHO WILL GET THE MIDWAY ROSE?SCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 15, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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.
WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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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Every act of the Americans, ostensibly as courtesy and friendship, tend to that end.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
The thing was ostensibly done, and served very well to hide an exclamation of surprise.
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Yet, though ostensibly free, these local bodies are practically in the power of the political wire-puller, or cacique.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
In Kent there had been an p. 29alarming outbreak of the peasantry, ostensibly against the use of agricultural machinery.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
But what we tolerate in uncivilized lands, even where we are ostensibly rulers, we will not suffer in our own.
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