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Princeton's WordNet

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ostensibly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ostensibly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ostensibly in a Sentence

  1. Charles Lane:

    It is surreal, it truly is, but… almost every other, ostensibly negative thing has somehow worked in Trump's favor, so I wouldn't be surprised if this proves to be another one.

  2. Nina Silber:

    I also think Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr's curious that this resolution -- which ostensibly is about honoring the' daughter' -- really seems to be an excuse to glorify the Confederate cause.

  3. Carsten Hamann:

    Kids who have eczema or atopic dermatitis use more lotions and creams and ointments, etc. Ostensibly, their caregivers who purchase these products to use on the kids' skin, give preference to products using these meaningless marketing terms.

  4. John Githongo:

    It is so completely normal to be shaken down ... that he didn't even bother to check up before sending the money, for that to happen, especially right now when we are ostensibly in the middle of an anti-corruption campaign, shows that much of it is window dressing.

  5. Devin Nunes:

    They are citing spurious national security concerns to evade congressional oversight while leaking information to The Washington Post ostensibly about classified meetings, congress has a right and a duty to get this information and we will succeed in getting this information, regardless of whatever fantastic stories the DOJ and FBI spin to The Washington Post.

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