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Word: ostensible

Definition: apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition


Sentences Containing 'ostensible'

He was brushed and washed at the usual hour, and set off with his son to pursue his ostensible calling.
`Now as to this article,'said Cincinnati, slashing into the ostensible butter and holding forward a slab of it on his knife blade,`it's from our house; look at it smell of it taste it.
``I own that your question embarrasses me, Valentine, for I can not say that the count has rendered me any ostensible service.
The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.

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