Thesaurus / verisimilitude


Meanwhile he secretly reflects upon the particular sort of calumny that will have the greatest degree of verisimilitude.

Human IntercoursePhilip Gilbert Hamerton

He gave to his figures a vitality and ease, and impressed upon them a verisimilitude which appeal to every spectator.

Not truth, but verisimilitude, is his aim; for the stage is the realm of appearances, in which intrusive realities become unreal.

Play-MakingWilliam Archer

Certainly, it is never trammelled by any shackles of verisimilitude.

IntentionsOscar Wilde

Italians like to write stories concerning historic incidents and to embellish them with a veneer of verisimilitude.

Idling in ItalyJoseph Collins

Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.

Apologia Pro Vita SuaJohn Henry Cardinal Newman

For there is no surer way of giving an air of verisimilitude to fiction than to mix with it some particles of truth.

From every point of view, there is no cohesion between the different parts of the narrative; it is devoid of verisimilitude.

There is an air of verisimilitude in the eager features, and about the action altogether, of the bird, which stamps it genuine.

The Book of ChristmasThomas K. Hervey

In either book, what we feel to-day to be the great objection to our enjoyment is the lack of verisimilitude.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.