One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that seems reasonable or probable.‘both candidates can plausibly claim victory is within their reach’
- ‘The reference to 'spreading flocks' would more plausibly refer to the lambing season, in early spring, when flocks enlarge dramatically.’
- ‘We may plausibly infer that he has also acquired habits of dental hygiene in the great world.’
- ‘The shapes and surface are only those which can occur plausibly within and on a rectangular plane.’
- ‘She moves plausibly from girlish complicity in her half-brother's fantasies to vengeful grief.’
- ‘That great sprinkling of stardust over a plausibly assumed 'ordinariness' with which we identify is what chemistry is all about.’
- ‘Of the seven identified or plausibly identifiable books, not one is a book of histories, myths, or fables by a classical author.’
- ‘The body of the lead actor is the kind of special effect that no CGI wizard could plausibly create.’
- ‘Given his sex, he can 'invent' but cannot plausibly 'mother' his monster.’
- ‘One may plausibly guess that her guardians have noted her condition.’
- ‘The film quite plausibly suggests that her interpretation makes the wrong things of the right ideas.’
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