But the legislators who ostensibly represent them are cowards, kittens, balled up in the corner.
And, ostensibly, it was the diplomats and generals of the Indian administration who ran the show in Baghdad.
The event was ostensibly a “Woman for Cuomo” event, designed to highlight his agenda for female voters.
1762, "capable of being shown, presentable," from French ostensible, from Latin ostens-, past participle stem of ostendere "to show, expose to view; to stretch out, spread before; exhibit, display," from ob "in front of" (see ob-) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Meaning "apparent, professed" is from 1771.