Sentence Examples


  • He, too, was unsuccessful; and a few months later he was dismissed with some English money and ostensible assurances of support.
  • It is true that he made an ostensible offer on the franchise question, but that proposal was made dependent on so many conditions that it was a palpable sham.
  • The ostensible cause of a modern labour dispute is frequently not the real or the most important cause.
  • With increasing difficulty it kept on till the spring of 1846, when a fire which destroyed its nearly completed "phalanstery" brought losses which caused, or certainly gave the final ostensible reason for, its dissolution.
  • Nadirs anger and indignation had been great at this weak proceeding; indeed, he had made it the ostensible cause of the shahs deposition.