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ostensibly
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The Age of Innocence
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  • It was only at an entertainment ostensibly offered to a "foreign visitor" that Mrs. van der Luyden could suffer the diminution of being placed on her host’s left.
  • The ostensible reason of his appearance was the discovery, the very night before, of a "perfect little house," not in the market, which was really just the thing for her, but would be snapped up instantly if she didn’t take it; and he was loud in mock-reproaches for the dance she had led him in running away just as he had found it.

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  • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity.
  • Whitney had stayed home, ostensibly to get dinner ready.
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