Neither is reason among them a point problematical, as with us, where men can argue with plausibility
on both sides of the question, but strikes you with immediate conviction; as it must needs do, where it is not mingled, obscured, or discoloured, by passion and interest.
Ingenious men may declaim with plausibility
on any subject; but no human ingenuity can point out any other expedient to rescue us from the inconveniences and embarrassments naturally resulting from defective supplies of the public treasury.
So I don't think any of us said very much about time travelling in the interval between that Thursday and the next, though its odd potentialities ran, no doubt, in most of our minds: its plausibility
, that is, its practical incredibleness, the curious possibilities of anachronism and of utter confusion it suggested.
It is merely a mistake, then, that gives plausibility
to the objection.
This was what gave plausibility
to the whispers, that Mr.
No prepossession for the mere antique (and in this case we can imagine no other prepossession) should induce us to dignify with the sacred name of poetry, a series, such as this, of elaborate and threadbare compliments, stitched, apparently, together, without fancy, without plausibility
, and without even an attempt at adaptation.
There it was again--the same, familiar, disarming plausibility
of Martin's, the old trick of making her seem to be the one in the wrong.
In support of the plausibility
of this conjecture, it further occurred to her that the forbidden gallery, in which lay the apartments of the unfortunate Mrs.
is marred a little by the fact that the Oracle was not a biblical student, and did not spend much of his time instructing himself about Scriptural localities.
The man," she said, "has all the plausibility
of his class.
The logical plausibility
of it, that made an appeal to his intellect, seemed missed by Kreis and Hamilton, who sneered at Norton as a metaphysician, and who, in turn, sneered back at them as metaphysicians.
Evidence having a shade more of plausibility