Sentence Examples

  • He, too, was unsuccessful; and a few months later he was dismissed with some English money and ostensible assurances of support.
  • It is true that he made an ostensible offer on the franchise question, but that proposal was made dependent on so many conditions that it was a palpable sham.
  • The whole is closely linked together for an ostensible purpose, a chronological scheme runs throughout (xiii.
  • The ostensible cause of a modern labour dispute is frequently not the real or the most important cause.
  • The ostensible purpose of his mission (apart, of course, from those of pilgrimage and perhaps relic-hunting) was that he might gain further instruction from Jerome on the points raised by the Priscillianists and Origenists; but in reality, it would seem, his business was to stir up and assist Jerome and others against Pelagius, who, since the synod of Carthage in 411, had been living in Palestine, and finding some acceptance there.

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