Example sentences for: ostensibly

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

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

  • De Gaulle returned from the wilderness in 1958, ostensibly to keep Algeria French.

  • Arlen Specter's remark yesterday on CNN that with the latest flap, the White House "may have crossed the line of obstruction of justice" is quoted by USAT and the WP . The Post points out that such tapes were ostensibly covered by congressional committee subpoenas going back to last January, while the WSJ adds that Senate investigators had previously been told that no such tapes existed.

  • But the unrest they inspired prompted the Tokugawa government to move them all here, to a guarded compound on the village flats — ostensibly to guarantee their safety, but more importantly to contain the contamination of their uncouth ways and ideas.

  • Croatia is ostensibly a democracy, but it has functioned under Tudjman like a semi-fascist dictatorship.


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