Example sentences for: ostensible

How can you use “ostensible” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • So how should we respond to the ostensible compliment in question?

  • The bad hyphenations, apparently performed by a (feeble-minded, misprogrammed) computer and not reviewed by a (knowledgeable) proofreader, are inexcusable in a book of this kind: “buc-ket” (at - ful ); prop-osed (at irony ); “sing-ular” ( at kind of ); “trad-itionally” (at or); “ostentati-ous” (at ostensible ), etc.

  • The ostensible reason for this racial "profiling" is that New Jersey highways are a conduit for drugs and that the troopers think blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be culprits.

  • In fact, you can't teach them at all; as an environment for educational and moral growth, American public secondary education will continue to be a miserable failure so long as the values of the institution are so at odds with its ostensible mission.

  • But many others who named names did so under ostensible protest, or later castigated themselves publicly for crawling before the committee.


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