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There was a plausibility in all he said; but, if it were examined, there was nothing in it but nonsense.

"Yes," Duncan admitted, half-persuaded of the plausibility of the scheme.

All such theories have a kind of plausibility from their partial agreement with experience.

All things considered, there seems to be most plausibility in the third hypothesis.

Plausibility has ended; empty Routine has ended; much has ended.

We may guess with plausibility what we cannot anticipate with confidence.

The repute and the prior conduct of the man robbed the suggestion of all plausibility.

His arguments bear some plausibility, but they are by no means decisive.

His plausibility and powers of fascination must have been marvellous.

There was good sense in this suggestion—there was plausibility in it.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from plausible + -ity.

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