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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.
"Ah, sir!" 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?
So what better way to exploit the situation than "Queens of Drama," a Pop series that assembles a group of actresses for the ostensible purpose of trying to produce their own show, but really functions as an excuse to create a reality-style serial on the cheap.
Mr Justice Irwin said: "The ostensible purpose of the activity was not for sexual pleasure but simulated sex for commercial reasons."
Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Since July 7, Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip, home to some 1.8 million Palestinians, with crippling air and naval bombardments with the ostensible aim of halting rocket fire emanating from the strip.
Figures Tuesday from the Office for National Statistics showed consumer prices rose by an annual rate of 1.9 percent in June, just below the Bank's ostensible target of 2 percent.
Reportedly, the intercepted data contains fresh revelations about a secret overseas nuclear project, double-dealing by an ostensible ally, a military calamity that has befallen an unfriendly power, and the identities of aggressive intruders into U.S.
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.
This volume explores a range of these representations of Geronimo and their meanings in chapters that address, in turn, views of his contemporaries, both Apache and Anglo; Geronimo's status as a public figure; his ostensible conversion to Christianity; photographic and other visual representations; his appearances in literary works; and cinematic portrayals.
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.