Example sentences for: ostensible

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

  • Tufte has produced three books that make it possible to see the dynamics of linguistic grammar in a brilliantly synesthetic way--books that succeed in this task by not having grammar as their ostensible subject at all.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Yes, the ostensible reason for the mission--aging research--is dubious.

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