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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • So long as color is a proxy for entitlement, there will be many who find it useful to ostentatiously posit a conflict between their racial core and their assimilated shell.

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