ostensible reason

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The ostensible reason why Ahab did not go on board of the whaler we had spoken was this: the wind and sea betokened storms.
The ostensible reason of his appearance was the discovery, the very night before, of a "perfect little house," not in the market, which was really just the thing for her, but would be snapped up instantly if she didn't take it; and he was loud in mock-reproaches for the dance she had led him in running away just as he had found it.
His ostensible reason, however, was to ask whether Mr.
The ostensible reason she gave was that neither Mr.
The ostensible reason for preferring this model was that it would lend itself to inclusivity, meaning that leadership at the top would be shared among many ethnic communities and not just two or three.
That effort to redraw constituencies is the ostensible reason for cancelling the primary electionsRepublicans argued that it would be wasteful to have candidates file for races in districts that might soon cease to exist.
His address to the people of the north-eastern state was blacked out by the official media, the ostensible reason being it contained references to secularism being "under attack" and "conspiracies and attempts" to create "divisions in society" that are "contrary to the goals, dreams and ideals of our freedom struggle.
It was not about Vesak the ostensible reason for his visit or the plantation workers.
The ostensible reason for calorie labeling is consumer information.
The ostensible reason for the recall attempt was Grasty's refusal to allow Bundy and his supporters to use a fairgrounds building for a meeting, which recall organizers said violated the Bundy-ites' rights of free speech and assembly.
The ostensible reason for the double dissolution, the government's attempt to bring back the Australian Building and Construction Commission, may, in other circumstances, have stimulated a debate about industrial relations, the changing shape of employment, long-hours culture and connected with anger at the worsening situation many of us face at work.