ostentatiously ostentatiously  /ˌɑ stən ˈteɪ ʃəs li/


  • (adv) with ostentation; in an ostentatious manner


  1. Sam Phillips had heard about a good-looking local kid who favored ballads, knew a few guitar chords and was blessed with the ostentatiously original name Elvis Presley.
  2. Now that he is solidly established as undisputed boss of foreign affairs, he is more relaxed than ever, and he is visiblysome would say ostentatiouslyenjoying himself.
  3. But Galliano's ostentatiously uncommercial show was a statement in itself.


  1. Vernon Bush is the Wiz at Berkeley Playhouse

    Elizabeth McKoy wasn’t expecting to do any casting when she ventured across the Bay to attend Glide Memorial Church’s rousing Thanksgiving service in 2011. The Berkeley Playhouse founder was simply doing “what all good Jews do, going to a great social justice program,” when she encountered the ostentatiously talented vocalist Vernon Bush, a featured singer in the Glide Ensemble Choir. “He was so ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Berkeleyside

  2. The Washington Monument Is Temporarily Awesome Again

    Most of the time, the heart of our nation's capital is a monument to monumentalism, the neoclassical ostentatiously trying to pass itself off as the eternal. But for a few years at the end of the 20th century, the architectural stasis was interrupted by something weird and charming: the Washington Monument became a light-up cartoon version of itself. Read more...        
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. Stimson called the bomb a "diplomatic weapon," and duly explained: "American statesmen were eager for their country to browbeat the Russians with the bomb held rather ostentatiously on our hip."
    on Aug 2, 2004 By: Henry Stimson Source: Press Action

  2. "The coal business came up, and that for me was just the last straw," Berry said Tuesday. "I don't think the University of Kentucky can be so ostentatiously friendly to the coal industry ...... and still be a friend to me and the interests...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Wendell Berry Source: istockAnalyst.com (press release)

  3. By contrast, Brown told The Times that he had solar panels put on his constituency home in Fife, Scotland -- an area not known for bright, sunny days -- in 2005 "very quietly ...... rather than ostentatiously", a reference to Cameron's...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

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