verisimilitude

Part of speech: noun

Appearance of truth or reality.

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Usage examples "verisimilitude":

  1. There was in it a want of verisimilitude which almost gave him comfort,- which almost taught him to think that he might disbelieve the story that was told to him. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Their charm is their simplicity, which gives them verisimilitude; and yet they touch, as if incidentally, and because they were suitable to the occasion, on some of the deepest truths of philosophy. - "Phaedo The Last Hours Of Socrates", Plato.
  3. The author humbly craves indulgence if he has in any way exceeded the license allowed him in spinning the incidents necessary for a novel of this type while seeking verisimilitude in settings with which he is familiar. - "Every Man for Himself", Hopkins Moorhouse.