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  • Ostensibly, that is also true for an attack on Iran.

    Palestine Chronicle - Headlines

  • "Ostensibly" -- the solicitor shook a lean forefinger at his vis-a-vis -- "ostensibly, Inspector, she was visiting her sister in

    The Yellow Claw

  • "Ostensibly," was the dark reply, followed by a request for a large-scale map of the locality.

    The Chronicles of Clovis

  • Ostensibly the political aims of the four warring sides remained constant throughout the war.

    Between War and Peace

  • Ostensibly, this creates less cause for conflict between India and neighboring China, where relations are already tense.

    After the Dalai Lama

  • Ostensibly and successfully dealing with compensation for the families of the Pan Am 103 victims, the Libyan's were put on notice that there would be no agreement and termination of the sanctions without the dismantling of their entire program of weapons of mass destruction.

    Andrew J. Pierre: If Gaddafi Had the Bomb

  • Ostensibly a story about the perils of misconstrued romance, in fact the author treats with two of her more common themes, namely: the concerns and difficulties of women's lives in Georgian-Regency England; and, a 'comedy of manners' among her characters, each of whom would justify him/herself as behaving always of the highest standards of polite manners -- even when, for some, their actual behaviours appear otherwise.

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • Ostensibly, the book is about the final years of Alexander's reign, his time in India, and the mass weddings that followed.

    Historical Fiction

  • Ostensibly, "The Third Wave" was written to inspire others to a life of volunteerism—it even concludes with a "how to" guide—but the book's real purpose seems to be to inspire a love of Alison Thompson.

    Humble Self, to the Rescue

  • Ostensibly Mrs. Sayther has left a comfortable estate in the city to come to the Yukon on an unknown errand.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

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