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Overview of adv ostensibly

The adv ostensibly has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it

(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"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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