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From ostensible < French ostensible < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ostensus, past participle of ostendō ‘I show’, from ob ‘before’ + tendō ‘I stretch out’.
Adverbostensibly (not comparable)
- seemingly, apparently, on the surface
- A bedroom is ostensibly the safest room in the house, but many parents started to think differently and install better window-security features when Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her own bedroom one night.
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