Example sentences for: ostentatiously

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

  • That big black steam guard looked so ostentatiously foolproof that I feared it would be clumsy, like a bicycle with training wheels.

  • Employing an accent that's straight out of Fargo , Streep clucks and flutters and sighs and acts so ostentatiously industrious that it's hard to imagine anyone not noticing (or not wanting to bludgeon) her.

  • The writing is ostentatiously literary, and I expect that although a hard-core band of fans will praise The Designated Mourner for condemning the vulgarian times we live in, a larger group will think it's just more intolerable hooey from that highbrow exhibitionist.

  • But Kemp will, for example, ostentatiously throw out the full name of a 19 th -century French economist--"Jean Baptiste Say"--as a way of implying, incorrectly, that he has more than the vaguest notion of what Say's Law ("supply creates its own demand") is about--other than knowing that it includes the magic word "supply."

  • Plotting with or against their statesman, courting the populace, negotiating treaties, or ordering executions, those formidable rulers never failed to appear ostentatiously clad in vast padded and jewel-encrusted dresses, their torsos boxed in whalebone, their hair glued into smooth rolls upholding pearls and plumes.


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