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Ostensively vs. Ostensibly

Difference Between Ostensively and Ostensibly

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Ostensively

Seeming or professed; ostensible.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensibly

(modal) seemingly, apparently, on the surface.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensively

(manner) In an ostensive manner.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensibly

Represented or appearing as such; ostensive
His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensively

(modal) Ostensibly.
Mar 23, 2022
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Ostensibly

In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
Ostensibly, we were intended to prevent filibustering into Texas, but really as a menace to Mexico.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensively

In an ostensive manner.
Mar 23, 2022

Ostensibly

From appearances alone;
Irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
The child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
Had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it
On the face of it the problem seems minor
Mar 23, 2022

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