(manner) In an ostensive manner.
(modal) Seemingly, apparently, on the surface.
In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
‘Ostensibly, we were intended to prevent filibustering into Texas, but really as a menace to Mexico.’;
In an ostensive manner.
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’;