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.
And when al Qaeda can't find people who are ostensibly depressed, the cell has broken them until they are.
At least before the meltdown banks were ostensibly creating their own capital, borrowing from each other or their investors.
The Yugoslav (read: Serb) army – ostensibly the side that lost the war – is vibrant and defiant.
ostensibly they were a literary society; really they were diamond polishers.
Farnum was on him in an instant, ostensibly to help him up, but really to see he did not get up too quickly.
He could not retire from Mexico after this ostensibly friendly visit.
ostensibly this visit was made because of the King's illness.
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.