real, tangible, obvious, apparent, noticeable, ostensible
pretended, affected, assumed, seeming, mock, ostensible
- It is, after all, made up of ostensible competitors who are allied for the common good.
- Given that the country does not appear to have been invaded by a foreign power, what is the ostensible cause of this nationwide panic?
- The ostensible cause of the conflict was a trivial argument between a public transportation driver and a passenger of different faiths.
- The ostensible reason behind this attempt is to protect pets and wildlife from these so called cruel traps.
- The ostensible goal of this little group was to combat the great colossus of Americana – Mickey Mouse.
- There is simply no money in the till to fund rickety new programs that will quickly outgrow their ostensible resource base.
- The ostensible ease with which he makes such jumps unsettles even loyal supporters.
- While the ostensible motivation will be to improve the security of the Internet, the real objective will be to increase corporate profitability.
- For all his ostensible desire to tell the truth, when it comes to the hardest points, McNamara proves slippery.
- Later, the company risked its stance of ostensible objectivity by joining the preacher and his family for a picnic supper at a farm north of the city.
- The ostensible reason is that he does not wish to relinquish his seat in the European parliament.
- Where an employee has no actual authority, either express or implied, to perform the act in question he may still have apparent or ostensible authority.
- The safety team’s ostensible goal was, if possible, to manage the project to a safe and successful conclusion.
- A biography of Elvire O’Connor, the ostensible writer of this piece, is included in the program and is a tiny work of art in its own right.
- There is a remarkable piece of dialogue on just this subject in Dr Faustus, although the ostensibletopic is music.
- The show confirmed that he is an unabashed landscape painter, regardless of his ostensible subject matter.
- On top of that, the government’s plan doesn’t even achieve its ostensible goal of solvency!
- Its ostensible purpose was to usher in yet another Five Year Plan, this time on law and order.
- The ostensible purpose of these escapades was to tag the animal’s ear, for identification and conservation.
- As is so often the case with this Prime Minister, he was talking as much about himself as he was about his ostensible subject.
- The embodiment of mothers in daughters was cultural ontology: it intended the world in its ostensibility, that is, in making the world appear other than what it is.
- The report was ostensibly to be a reply to a questionnaire sent by the League.
- His aim, ostensibly , was to bring liberty and equality to the oppressed peoples of that continent.
- Children were separated from adults ostensibly to give children more freedom.
- Like that lady, Health Canada wants us to quit smoking ostensibly for health purposes.
- Naked commercialism was evident in even the most ostensibly charitable aspects of the operation.
- Late in the day, Martyn the Builder came along ostensibly to check on the roof covering.
- But Barnes has produced a bleak and profound meditation on love and loss from an ostensibly banal premise.
- It was ostensibly naughty, but I like to think I had quite noble motives.
- So, ostensibly , the Chancellor should worry – but appearances may be deceptive.