At least before the meltdown banks were ostensibly creating their own capital, borrowing from each other or their investors.
But the legislators who ostensibly represent them are cowards, kittens, balled up in the corner.
Trierweiler, a journalist for the glossy weekly Paris Match, was hospitalized for a week, ostensibly under the strain of events.
And, ostensibly, it was the diplomats and generals of the Indian administration who ran the show in Baghdad.
And when al Qaeda can't find people who are ostensibly depressed, the cell has broken them until they are.
The Yugoslav (read: Serb) army – ostensibly the side that lost the war – is vibrant and defiant.
ostensibly the draft was the excuse, but with the moving spirits it was but a subterfuge.
Farnum was on him in an instant, ostensibly to help him up, but really to see he did not get up too quickly.
ostensibly this war was to be unlike any other so far waged.
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.