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.
  • One of the ostensible objects of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 415 was to aid Segesta against Selinus in a dispute, not only as to questions of boundary, but as to rights of marriage.
  • 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.