Plausibility sentence examples

  • The honour has also been claimed, not without plausibility, for the Runa rivulet.

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  • There is little plausibility in the suggestion of Assemani and others that Ruha comes from por t of Callirrhoe.

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  • His exposition has thus a certain plausibility, which would not belong to it had the final view of the permanent object been already given.

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  • It has been asserted, and with some degree of plausibility, that a fish might swim, and that a bird lighter it ought, however, to be borne in mind FIG.

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  • Even St Paul has been supposed, not without a certain plausibility, to teach the sinless perfection of real Christians.

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  • 1 Bartsch and others ascribe its authorship, with much plausibility, to an Austrian knight of the race of Kiirenberg, the earliest of the courtly lyric poets, whose lyrics are written in the Nibelung strophe.

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  • There is more plausibility in connecting Simon's assumed knowledge of things above the heavens (Recog.

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  • This illogical hypothesis, which consists of incautiously passing from the truth that the sensible object perceived is not external but within the organism to the non-sequitur that therefore it is within the mind, derived what little plausibility it ever possessed from three prejudices: the first, the scholastic dogma that the sensible object is a species sensibilis, or immaterial sensible form received from the external thing; the second, the Cartesian a priori argument that the soul as thinking thing can perceive nothing but its own ideas; the third, the common assumption of a sense of sensations.

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  • It has naturally been said that she organized the mutiny from the first, and some plausibility is conferred on this belief by the fact that the guards were manipulated by the four Orlov brothers.

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  • But, as Sir Harris Nicolas points out - although Ashmole is not open to the correction - this hypothesis rests for its plausibility on the assumption that the order was established before the invasion of 1 G.

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  • There is only one of these prophecies which may, with any degree of apparent plausibility, be referred to the age of Isaiah, and that is chaps.

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  • It has been suggested by several botanists, with considerable plausibility, that the ultra-violet or chemical rays can be absorbed and utilized by the protoplasm without the intervention of any pigment such as chlorophyll.

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  • with " extreme self-suppression " and " willingness to concede to tradition all that could with any plausibility be conceded " (Cheyne, Origin of the Psalter, p. 15); more especially is his influence observable after 1890, when he published his Bampton Lectures, the Origin of the Psalter, a work of vast learning and keen penetration, without restraint on the freedom of his judgment - always stimulating to students and fellow-workers, though by no means always carrying large numbers with him.

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  • To those, of course, for whom the only real identity is identity in difference, while identity without difference, like difference without identity, is simply a limit or a vanishing point, Herbart's logic and metaphysic will alike lack plausibility.

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  • St Just read to the Convention a report on their case pre-eminent even in that day for its shameless disregard of truth, nay, of plausibility.

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  • As there can be no doubt that the ghosts of dead men have been worshipped in many lands, and as the gods of many faiths are tricked out with attributes derived from ancestor-worship, the system of Euemerus retains some measure of plausibility.

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  • That the Osirian myth (much as it was elaborated and allegorized) originated in the same sort of fancy as the Tacullie story of the dismembered beaver out of whose body things were made is a conclusion not devoid of plausibility.

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  • This site collects, categorizes and analyzes (for plausibility) a large collection of Urban Legends for your amusement and greater edification.

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  • Despite being truth claims, the goal of witnesses ' statements is the attainment of mere verisimilitude or plausibility, not truth.

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  • Ultimately conclusions such as the above may see vindication or obtain plausibility through later discoveries.

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  • In spite, however, of the plausibility of this theory, it seems preferable to adhere to the story of Ezra i.-iv.

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  • As far as pure science goes, the inference from science in favour of materialism has visibly lost much of its plausibility, and Protestant apologists would probably be prepared to accept in advance all verified discoveries as belonging to a different region from that of faith.

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  • Generally speaking, scientific plausibility is the hallmark of SF (see Sci Fi for a discussion of genre terminology).

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  • had lent an unwonted ring of plausibility to the papal complaint concerning the miserable position of the Holy See.

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  • He arranges a selection from his observations on the nebulae in such a way as to give great plausibility to his view of the gradual transmutation of nebulae into stars Herschel begins by showing us that there are regions in the heavens where a faint diffused nebulosity is all that can be detected by the telescope.

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  • He was thus able with some show of plausibility to represent the Goths as "wiser than all the other barbarians and almost like the Greeks" (Jord., De reb.

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  • Moreover, the higher problems of rhythmic movement in the classical sonata forms are far beyond the scope of academic teaching; which is compelled to be contented with a practical plausibility of musical design; and the instrumental music which was considered the highest style of art in 18 3 0 was as far beyond Wagner's early command of such plausibility as it was obviously already becoming a mere academic game.

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  • consideration of some leading topics of the science will exemplify both the plausibility and inadequacy of the above definition.

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  • It appears to be connected with the modern French jale, a bowl, but the ultimate origin is unknown; it has been referred without much plausibility to Gr.

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  • But Kant's criticism and Sigwart's corollary only derive plausibility from a false definition of truth.

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  • This theory gives some plausibility to the charge that the book is a pious fraud.

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  • However, if these diapers are to decompose, they must be exposed to air and sun, and the plausibility of this is highly unrealistic.

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  • Starkie Gardner has argued with much plausibility that the Tertiary floras which have been found in the far north must have been of Eocene age.

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  • The uncertain authority of these statements, and the plausibility of the preceding explanation, have caused philologists to accept the derivation from al and jabara.

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  • In later times both the orthodox and the Arians appealed to his teaching, both with a certain plausibility; but the inference of Arius, that an imparted divinity must be divinity in the second degree, Origen did not draw.

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  • His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.

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  • Of poems not included in the Junius MS., the Dream of the Rood (see Cynewulf) is the only one that has with any plausibility been ascribed to Cadmon.

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  • "The Plausibility of Micronutrient Deficiency in Relationship to Perinatal Infection."

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  • Yet from the points of view alike of an absolute pluralism, of a flux, and of a formula of bare identity - and a fortiori with any blending of these principles sufficiently within the bounds of plausibility to find an exponent - all knowledge, because all predication of unity, in difference, must be held to be impossible.

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