by or as regards name; in name; ostensibly: He was nominally the leader, but others actually ran the organization.
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How to use nominally in a sentence
In addition to three trips in 2016 described in court papers, he was here in 2015 — nominally to attend a training program at the University of New Haven.Operation Fox Hunt: How China Exports Repression Using a Network of Spies Hidden in Plain Sight | by Sebastian Rotella and Kirsten Berg | July 22, 2021 | ProPublica
The hearing nominally focused on disinformation and extremism, particularly in the wake of the January 6 events at the US Capitol.Bias, subtweets, and kids: Key takeaways from Big Tech’s latest outing on the Hill | Kate Cox | March 26, 2021 | Ars Technica
The deeper question for Sundog is why a person who nominally loves the freedom of the hills devotes his hours debating their “rights” in situations that are rare approaching hypothetical.
This dynamic exercise lasted for about 30 seconds and appeared to proceed nominally as well.NASA fired up its new rocket for 499.6 seconds on Thursday | Eric Berger | March 18, 2021 | Ars Technica
Whereas all-wheel-drive crossovers waste energy driving the front and rear driveshafts and axles at all times, the Bronco Sport is fitted with a part-time system that nominally drives only the front wheels.
But one thing is becoming clearer: No matter who is nominally in charge, chaos will reign.There’s a Senate Civil War Coming, No Matter Who Wins in November | David Freedlander | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the labor unions and liberal groups that nominally backed Cuomo could not be more thrilled to see him stumble.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home | David Freedlander | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But with winking acquiescence, the FDA, though nominally still watching over shoulders, more or less disappeared.New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients | Kent Sepkowitz | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In other words, built into the negotiations nominally aimed at two states was a condition that made two states less likely.What We Didn’t Know About Israel’s Agreement to Renew Negotiations with the Palestinians | Elisheva Goldberg | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Egypt and Syria were formal coalition members; even China and Russia were at least nominally on board.
This is a conquered city, virtually if not nominally in a state of siege, without assignable period.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Office hours in those days were nominally from nine till six, but for the juniors especially often much longer.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
I am prepared to respect the franchise, to give substantially, although not nominally, equality.
Mr. Mitchell was nominally a Unitarian in his religious creed, but he held very lax notions of this theology, and verged to Deism.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The Celts sustained a long struggle against the Frankish kings, who only nominally occupied Brittany.