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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ostensibly \Os*ten"si*bly\ ([o^]s*t[e^]n"s[i^]*bl[y^]), adverb In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently. --Walsh.

Ostensibly, we were intended to prevent filibustering into Texas, but really as a menace to Mexico. --U. S. Grant.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ostensibly

adverb

1: 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" [syn: {apparently}, {seemingly}, {ostensibly}, {on the face of it}]


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