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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ostensible

ostensible can be used as a adj

1.These ostensible realities, politics, point. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.His ostensible reason, however, was to ask whether Mr. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.Underneath the ostensible sounds, the august chorus of heroes, th. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.He was brushed and washed at the usual hour, and set off with his son to pursue his ostensible calling. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
5.The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this the wind and sea betokened storms. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6."I own that your question embarrasses me, Valentine, for I cannot say that the count has rendered me any ostensible service. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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