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Seeming or professed; ostensible.

[Late Latin ostēnsīvus, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show; see ostensible.]

os·ten′sive·ly adv.
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First the real ideological value of this measure, ostensively revealing the Government's concern for public health, is what stands out given the State's abdication of its prerogative to impose rules on the market and its decision to make the A&TCs malleable and contemplating long timeframes.
Northern Orchards, though ostensively about cemeteries, stands more as a series of meditations about bright distinctive moments that we create in our ordinary lives.
He maintains in [section]28: "Now one can ostensively define a proper name, the name of a colour, the name of a material, the name of a point of the compass and so on.
While as of this writing Priceless has been published a little more than a year, it seems to have been favorably blurbed and reviewed across a wide range of ostensively right-leaning publications far more than it has been actually read.
Truth to tell, while the economy, paradoxical and mystifying is ostensively booming and an emerging Asian tiger economy, the reality is that the high population growth rate still outstrips the net economic growth.
Obviously crafts play an immense role in the arts today but when the art is too ostensively based on the vessel or the loom, the time-immemorial art/craft divide grows nettlesome.
One may communicate one's perceptions only by pointing ostensively at paradigmatic examples and suggesting principles that govern them.
He uses this example to illustrate that you cannot reason someone into choosing life other than ostensively, by pointing to the different things that bring happiness--just as the poster does.
This appears to be a reflection of the difficulty of adapting friction test methods that are ostensively designed for testing pairs of relatively rigid solid materials for the testing of an interface where one material has become a soft and flexible semisolid.
Although we can wave our index fingers around and attempt to ostensively convey what is happening when we enjoy such first-person episodes, these empirical points of contact, Russell held, are by their nature private and ineffable.
relationships, level and scope should not be defined ostensively by
Ostensively, then, as readers of Caplin's book will immediately recognize, formal functions are things like "presentations.