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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

_ostensible_ +‎ _-ly_, from French _ostensible_, from Latin _ostensus_, past participle of _ostendō_ (“I show”), from _ob_ (“before”) + _tendō_ (“I stretch out”)

ostensible +‎ -ly, from French ostensible, from Latin ostensus, past participle of ostendō (I show), from ob (before) + tendō (I stretch out)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɒˈstɛn.sɪ.bli/ or /ɒˈstɛn.sə.bli/ * (US) IPA(key): /ɑːˈstɛn.sə.bli/ * Hyphenation: os‧ten‧si‧bly

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

OSTENSIBLY (_not comparable_) * (modal) seemingly, apparently, on the surface * 1889, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee, _Dictionary of national biography_ On 13 June the peshwa signed a new treaty, OSTENSIBLY complying with the demands of the British government... * 1906, Upton Sinclair, _The Jungle_, Chapter 9 Up to a year or two ago it had been the custom to kill horses in the yards — OSTENSIBLY for fertilizer... * 2007, Brian Herbert, Kevin J Anderson, _Sandworms of Dune_ People strive to achieve perfection — OSTENSIBLY an honorable goal — but complete perfection is dangerous. To be imperfect, but human, is far preferable. SYNONYMS * (seemingly): apparently, arguably, at first blush, seemingly, ostensively RELATED TERMS * ostensive TRANSLATIONS

ostensibly (not comparable)

  1. (modal) seemingly, apparently, on the surface

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