Disposed, however, as he always is to think the best of everyone, her display of grief, and professions of regret, and general resolutions of prudence, were sufficient to soften his heart and make him really confide in her sincerity; but, as for myself, I am still unconvinced, and plausibly
as her ladyship has now written, I cannot make up my mind till I better understand her real meaning in coming to us.
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.
It is in the case of space that quantity most plausibly
appears to admit of a contrary.
Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly
conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society.
Hence some critics have been able plausibly
to pretend to take the book as a satire on Socialism.
And when saying this Vasili Andreevich was honestly convinced that he was Nikita's benefactor, and he knew how to put it so plausibly
that all those who depended on him for their money, beginning with Nikita, confirmed him in the conviction that he was their benefactor and did not overreach them.
It needed, in particular, a constant repetition of a phrase to the effect that he shared the common fate, found it best of all, and wished for no other; and by repeating such phrases he acquired punctuality and habits of work, and could very plausibly
demonstrate that to be a clerk in a solicitor's office was the best of all possible lives, and that other ambitions were vain.
"I then gave him some more; three times did I fill the bowl for him, and three times did he drain it without thought or heed; then, when I saw that the wine had got into his head, I said to him as plausibly
as I could: 'Cyclops, you ask my name and I will tell it you; give me, therefore, the present you promised me; my name is Noman; this is what my father and mother and my friends have always called me.'
Some people who had lost by him called him a vicious man; but he regarded horse-dealing as the finest of the arts, and might have argued plausibly
that it had nothing to do with morality.
Indeed each and all of these lines of conduct might have been very plausibly
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.
"I only suggested that because you said one could not plausibly
connect snuff with clockwork or candles with bright stones.