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adverb ostensibly pronunciation in British English /ɒˈstensəbli/
  1. used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason

    He was ostensibly on holiday, but actually he was on a diplomatic mission.

    Melissa went to her room, ostensibly to do her homework.



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