Neither of them could do anything with a serious positive character: they could place a human figure before you with perfect verisimilitude; but when the moment came for making it live and move, they found, unless it made them laugh, that they had a puppet on their hands, and had to invent some artificial external stimulus to make it work.
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The judge said: "To give verisimilitude…… Yes, and that colleague, I presume, was momentarily out of touch with you?"
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
One might argue that this is simply verisimilitude: if the story is set in the west of Ireland, it almost requires rain.
Thomas C. Foster -- How to Read Literature Like a Professor