So two or three other persons were invited; but Morris Townsend, though he was by no means the ostensible, was the real, occasion of the feast.
Mrs. Penniman’s convictions as regards the relations of her niece and the clever young visitor who saved appearances by coming ostensibly for both the ladies—Mrs. Penniman’s convictions had passed into a riper and richer phase.
She hardly knew what had happened; ostensibly she had only had a difference with her lover, as other girls had had before, and the thing was not only not a rupture, but she was under no obligation to regard it even as a menace.
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His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity.
Whitney had stayed home, ostensibly to get dinner ready.