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  1. apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it(adverb)

    from appearances alone

    "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

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  1. ostensibly(Adverb)

    seemingly, apparently, on the surface

  2. Origin: from ostensible, from ostensus, past participle of ostendo, from ob + tendo.


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