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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

    Etymology: 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. Damitha Pathmalal:

    As long as the government remains in the business of picking winners and losers, the engine of creative destruction that is necessary for true innovation in this or any other sector is unlikely to take root in Sri Lanka,” Pathmalal cautioned. “History doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes. The local economic policy-making bodies bear a striking resemblance to Venice’s Great Council, which was comprised of the business leaders of the time and informed government policy. It ostensibly fostered economic growth but by its design was a protectionist old boys club. In 1330 Venice was the size of Paris and three times larger London. It is now a city that is literally under water and a museum for tourists.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Naftali Balanson:

    We encourage the end of all funding, both directly and indirectly, for NGOs that participate in the demonization and delegitimization campaigns, when you have organizations that are receiving money ostensibly for peace, human rights, and democracy but they refuse to work with Israeli partners, they refuse to meet with Israelis, and push for boycotts, those are in direct contradiction and seems to be a complete waste of taxpayer money.

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