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plaw zi bi li tee

  • n  apparent validity

  • Taking only a few liberties with the historical events, Author Wilder has imagined the documents he needs and made a police-court dossier that has plausibility (the kind of .
  • But he didn't attach these potent vignettes to a story with any narrative or emotional plausibility.
  • She can play ferocious or catatonic with equal plausibility.
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  • Mania Review: The Purge
     Plausibility informs any piece of good science fiction, which technically includes The Purge . Do we believe that this could happen, and – more importantly – that the characters we see would react the way they do...
    June 7, 2013 - Mania

  • Raymond C. Fisher in Reuters Canada
    The extreme sensitivity of the PDB enhances the plausibility of the CIA's assertion that disclosure of the requested PDBs could cause harm even 40 years after their generation,Raymond Fisher wrote for a three-judge panel. "Potential...
  • Abraham Lincoln in Newsweek
    The monstrous injustice of slavery,said Lincoln in 1854, "deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites."
  • David Broder in The Hill
    I have been writing for months that the acid test for this effort lies less in the publicized fight over the public option or the issue of abortion coverage than in the plausibility of its claim to be fiscally responsible,Broder wrote....

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