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ostensibly
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
appearing as such, but possibly not
  • The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (7% in)

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