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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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palpable
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity.
  • Technical progress can cease and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded.
  • It did not contain a grammatical error, but it expressed a palpable untruth-i. e. that all men are of equal size, weight, or strength.
  • There were times when the fact of impending death seemed as palpable as the bed they lay on, and they would cling together with a sort of despairing sensuality, like a damned soul grasping at his last morsel of pleasure when the clock is within five minutes of striking.

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  • The tension in the room was palpable.
  • "Can’t see it," remarked Rainsford, trying to peer through the dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game

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