PLAUSIBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PLAUSIBLE
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 a.  likely but not certain to be or become true or real
Classic Sentence:
1  As always when he spoke, he sounded so plausible.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  Prissy went off at a trot, the letter gripped in her hand, and Scarlett went back upstairs, trying to think of some plausible lie to explain Mrs. Elsing's failure to appear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
3  Mammy looked at her piercingly, just as she had done when Scarlett was small and had tried unsuccessfully to palm off plausible excuses for misdeeds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  Miss Melly will believe any plausible scoundrel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
5  But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 126. The Life-Buoy.
6  There was no longer any plausible pretext for delay; and Duncan was obliged, however reluctantly, to comply.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 10
7  You are always taking something of that sort in your head," replied Minerva, "and that is why I cannot desert you in your afflictions; you are so plausible, shrewd and shifty.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XIII
8  Many a plausible tale did Ulysses further tell her, and Penelope wept as she listened, for her heart was melted.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XIX
9  It sounds plausible enough to-night,' said the Medical Man; 'but wait until to-morrow.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In I
10  I still think it is the most plausible one.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
11  He was a grey-haired man, with a plausible voice and careful manners.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A MOTHER
12  Seeing his gloomy face as he frowned at his wife, the officers grew still merrier, and some of them could not refrain from laughter, for which they hurriedly sought plausible pretexts.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XIII
13  Yeah, that's all very plausible, what you're saying there," said the whip-man, "only I'm not the sort of person you can bribe.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Five The whip-man
14  Tom got out of the presence as quick as he plausibly could, and after that he complained of toothache for a week, and tied up his jaws every night.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
15  It was a stroke of positive genius on his part to see in the burglary scare which was convulsing the country side an opportunity of plausibly getting rid of the man whom he feared.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
Example Sentence:
1  Malcolm tried to come up with a plausible story to lull his mother's suspicions, but she didn't believe a word he said.
2  Both sides can maintain plausible deniability and simply claim a misunderstanding.
3  Both sides are able to make a pretty plausible argument that the alteration is what they want it to be.
4  He was so plausible that he conned everybody.
5  In his novels and stories, storms rage for years, flowers drift from the skies, tyrants survive for centuries, priests levitate and corpses fail to decompose. And, more plausibly, lovers rekindle their passion after a half-century apart.