Example sentences for: ostensibly

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

  • He doesn't think twice about blasting a crater in an ostensibly guilty suspect, planting a weapon on the man, and claiming self-defense.

  • Modern translingual jeux d'esprit are Mots d'Heures Gousses Rames , by Luis d'Antin von Roote (New York, 1967) in which English masquerades as French; Brigid Brophy, In Transit (London, 1969); and the ultimate: Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake with their ostensibly English yet polyvalent, transliteral letter and word groups which punningly play over no fewer than fifty to sixty languages in Cheshire-catlike, now-you-see-it-now-you-don't trompes l'oeil .

  • The women and girls working in the factory could not escape because the company had locked the doors to the stairs from the outside, ostensibly to prevent theft by employees.

  • Ostensibly, this commitment was made last year when the United States voted with its NATO allies to use air power if one side of the Serb-Kosovar war signed the peace plan and the other refused.

  • (Note: "Life and Art" is an occasional column that compares fiction, in various media, with the real-life facts on which it is ostensibly based.)


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