Sentence Examples


  • The ostensible subjects under consideration were the establishment of peace between France, Venice and the Empire, with a view to an expedition against the Turks, and the ecclesiastical affairs of France.
  • The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.
  • The ostensible reason for war the existence of weapons of mass destruction has been conclusively disproved.
  • The presence of hidden agendas, of course, helps explain this insouciant attitude toward the ostensible reasons for building a project.
  • The ostensible reason for protest was a proposed tax on the Japanese traders.

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