For the sake of appearances or display. For example, They put on a lavish buffet, mainly for show, or The police pretended to jail the informer, for show. [c. 1700]
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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
None other would dare to show herself unveiled to a stranger, and a white man at that.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I shall show how it is possible thus to prolong life to the term set by God.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make rules for themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
He called upon the Order to show their title-deeds, but was met with a contemptuous refusal.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
If any one has lost his temper, as well as his money, he takes good care not to show it; to do so here would be indeed bad form.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills