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on the face of it

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  1. apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of itadverb

    from appearances alone

    "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

    Synonyms:
    plain, ostensibly, manifestly, plainly, patently, seemingly, evidently, obviously, apparently

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#3226plain
#4395apparently
#4417obviously
#12018seemingly
#17985evidently
#22432plainly
#34143ostensibly
#44224patently
#50596manifestly

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  1. Elizabeth Warren:

    Climate change. Gun safety. Health care. On the face of it, these three are totally different issues. But despite our being the strongest and wealthiest country in the history of the world, our democracy is paralyzed, and why ? Because giant corporations have bought off our government.

  2. Michael Noonan:

    I don't see the basis for a solution emerging yet, many of the proposals that are emanating are, on the face of it, technically impossible.

  3. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar:

    I think the new government will want to study that and see if it makes sense to do something similar in Ireland. On the face of it, it is a good idea.

  4. Cyril Ramaphosa:

    The President is, however, concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people were gathered at a venue which, on the face of it, should be off limits to persons under the age of 18.

  5. Police Chief Charlie Beck:

    I think that this is an awful tragedy, but the officers took -- on the face of it -- reasonable steps to avoid it. Had the individual not grabbed the officer's pistol, certainly we would not be having this discussion.

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