From the first he eschewed the facile trickeries and ostentations which allure the populace.
Its luxuries and ostentations were, in themselves, perhaps bad for us.
Such love is impossible to it, whatever its pretensions and ostentations in that respect.
It had been choked by the false principles and ostentations that her mother had taught her.
mid-15c., from Old French ostentacion (mid-14c.) and directly from Latin ostentationem (nominative ostentatio) "showing, exhibition, vain display," noun of action from past participle stem of ostentare "to display," frequentative of ostendere "to show" (see ostensible).