What does the word verisimilitude mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Hopkins Moorhouse