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27 July

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what's "ostensibly" meaning? I thought that mean "seeming" at first, but it does not suit in other sentences(dictionary definition is "in a way that appears or claims to be one thing when it is really something else" and it's odd for these sentences either)

eg1. Honoka pouted her lips in an ostensibly embarrassed manner.
eg2. Her trembling tender body was ostensibly about to snap, and her eyes were filled with anguish as she kept telling them.
eg3. And they were ostensibly taking turns to tell her off.
eg4. He bit his lips, showed a depressed look as he looked at Aoi longingly, smiled, ostensibly trying to endure the pain—and said gently,
eg5. Hikaru’s weak eyes were ostensibly pleading for Aoi to look at him.
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