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ostensibly
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
appearing as such, but possibly not
  • But she soon found a curious correspondence between the ostensibly chance position of the cows and her wishes in this matter, till she felt that their order could not be the result of accident.
    3 — The Rally (42% in)
  • But she wrote anew to her mother, ostensibly to notify the wedding-day; really to again implore her advice.
    4 — The Consequence (69% in)
  • Could it be possible, he continued, that eyes which as they gazed never expressed any divergence from what the tongue was telling, were yet ever seeing another world behind her ostensible one, discordant and contrasting?
    5 — The Woman Pays (11% in)

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