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"I'm talking to you as I would to my niece, you know," he added, plausibly.

The imitative or "illusionist" picture pleads its case most plausibly.

"Toil has brought you up from the ruck of things," Reason would have plausibly said.

It was plausibly written, and gave a plausible excuse for his absence.

No one has plausibly explained how they came by their office.

Hahn had some objections, but Plimsoll overruled them plausibly enough.

Ruth had evaded the question most plausibly every time he had brought it up.

None could plausibly, unless the Countess herself—and she dared not.

He had spoken so rapidly and plausibly that Orsino had not been able to put in a word.

"You can judge of that better than I," said Mrs. Brent plausibly.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.

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