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appearing as such but not necessarily so

Synonyms for ostensible

appearing as such but not necessarily so

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represented or appearing as such

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My Lord, By that which, since I have known you, have suffered by you and for you, I conjure you, if you have any care for my repose, to countermand those great armaments which you are preparing against France, to put an end to a war of which it is publicly said religion is the ostensible cause, and of which, it is generally whispered, your love for me is the concealed cause.
replied Raoul, "her fall is a very serious one, and without any ostensible injury, the physician fears she will be lame for life.
The stock was half rotten and worm-eaten; the lock was as rusty and about as well adapted to its ostensible purpose as an old door-hinge; the threading of the screws about the trigger was completely worn away; while the barrel shook in the wood.
Could it be possible, he continued, that eyes which as they gazed never expressed any divergence from what the tongue was telling, were yet ever seeing another world behind her ostensible one, discordant and contrasting?
In fact, many ostensible talents have played lead roles do so only once or twice in their abruptly abridged 'careers,' before 'dimming down' so drastically in terms of popularity and appeal that they are summarily relegated to the growing ranks of 'has-been' ex-stars.
I fully agree with the statement that "employers are paying considerable sums for ostensible work time spent on personal matters," and that is a problem.
Travelers Property Casualty Company, the California Court of Appeal held that an insurer is not liable for the negligent acts of another unless that party was an actual or ostensible agent of the insurer.
When an opening voiceover promises a glimpse of "the seven gates that lead to hell," you've raised expectations bound to be frustrated by something like "Toad Road," an ostensible horror movie with little actual horror content.
Two small business eligibility rules, which seem especially susceptible to such aggressive interpretations, are the ostensible subcontractor rule and rules requiring ownership and control by a certain individual, particularly when applied to veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
Summary: One person was killed and three people wounded in Sidon Thursday night during an exchange of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades between ostensible political allies.
Finnish rockers Sonata Arctica has a peculiarly clean sound for an ostensible power metal outfit.
The court concluded that the Martiners were entitled to summary judgment on the issue of ostensible or apparent agency.
The combination of players is an intriguing mixture of mainstream and hard bop, with all of them sharing a high energy sensibility, regardless of ostensible allegiances.
I wish you to write me an ostensible letter_upon the conduct of the
Our ostensible representatives taking down the barriers to predatory takeovers of United Kingdom firms needs some explaining.