Definition of ostensibly in English:
Apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually: portrayed as a blue-collar type, ostensibly a carpenter
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- The report was ostensibly to be a reply to a questionnaire sent by the League.
- His aim, ostensibly, was to bring liberty and equality to the oppressed peoples of that continent.
- She sits in on my interview with Dempsey, ostensibly because he is new to the spotlight and still nervous about talking to the press.
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