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verisimilitude
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Man And Superman
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  • 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

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