Definition of ostensively in English:

ostensively

adverb

  • See ostensive

    • ‘There is no doubt that this ostensively highly intelligent audience received his lecture with enthusiasm and acclaim.’
    • ‘Drinking was ostensively forbidden under their roof, so Hemingway drank clandestinely in his room, drawing from a host of liberated Italian liqueurs hidden in his bookcases.’
    • ‘Foundationalist empiricism recognizes two source of meaning: some terms derive their meanings ostensively, by correlation with whatever is ‘directly presented’ in experience.’
    • ‘How did these lists - which ostensively are trying to measure the same thing - get so dissimilar?’
    • ‘Bishop is closer to the modernists on this front and closer, particularly, to what Altieri calls ‘the romantic values they were ostensively denying’.’