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Definition of Ostensible

Ostensible

  1. Capable of being shown; proper or intended to be shown.
  2. Shown; exhibited; declared; avowed; professed; apparent; -- often used as opposed to real or actual; as, an ostensible reason, motive, or aim.

Ostensible Quotations

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Theodore Roosevelt

Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
Emile M. Cioran

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear.
Breyten Breytenbach

That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness.
Henry Knox

I'm just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That's not to say that there's something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can't stop watching, like a car crash.
Steve Coogan
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Ostensible Translations

ostensible in Spanish is ostensible

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