There is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.
H. L. Mencken
In one way it sounded most unlikely; in another, it was plausible enough.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
The story was plausible, but she sensed that he was either lying or leaving something out.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
The notion was so plausible that I at once accepted it, and went on to assume the "how" of this splitting of the human species.
H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
This was what gave plausibility to the whispers, that Mr. Hooper’s conscience tortured him...
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Minister’s Black Veil
I thought it sounded very plausible.
Agatha Christie -- The ABC Murders
It doesn’t sound very plausible.
Tom Stoppard -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Proofreaders do not like them, but they give a plausibility to the story.
Edward E. Hale -- The Man Without a Country
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Exit 212—SEE THE GRAVE OF ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND—THE CORPSE THAT STARTED WORLD WAR I. "That just doesn’t seem plausible," Colin noted quietly.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
She woke up in the dorms and first imagined she’d dreamt it, every moment: the underground chambers, the water, the red boxes, that hand on the small of her back and then the bed, the pillows in the cave within the cave—none of it seemed plausible.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
"Maybe she’s too tired and cold," Claire said, and enough of the others agreed this was plausible that it was decided we would go back to the house, treat Millard with what supplies we had, and hope that with some time to rest, both the headmistress and her loop would return to normal.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Her story was plausible, but it could easily be a lie.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
It was a lie, but a plausible lie.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
She fumbled for words, trying to come up with a plausible reason for why she’d been out in the middle of the night.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
But everything was unlikely these days, and Reynie preferred almost any explanation to the one that seemed most plausible: For some awful, unknown reason, Mr. Benedict had tricked them.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
She was too tired for music, she couldn’t play cards alone, and—well, billiards seemed to be the only plausible activity.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Is that plausible?
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Only Auschwitz, of all their plausible destinations, lay south, and she recalled the despair she felt when with her own eyes she verified where they were going.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It’s my left wrist, so this is plausible.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The Population Police are backlogged right now, following leads from the rally, so I should have a day or two to come up with a plausible-sounding explanation.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Among the Hidden
Looking in the windows he saw something plausible.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
It’s as plausible as anything I’ll come up with.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
By the time he finished his drink, he had found no plausible explanation for the crate.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
For nearly everyone who had known him, there was only one plausible conclusion to draw from the failure of the massive search.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
It is not difficult to imagine plausible causes for Waterman’s instability.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
It was only too plausible.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
He looks like a plausible Mr. Patel, face rounder than his sons.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
Your reasoning is certainly plausible.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
When his father asked about the blood, there would be a plausible explanation.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
The conjecture was at least a plausible one, and the detective began to seriously regret that he had embarked on the affair.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
For instance, he had spent those fifteen years pretending to be an out-of-work actor, which was plausible enough.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The idea seemed perfectly plausible.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
I wonder will he have the heart to find a plausible excuse for making love to Miss, when he told you he hated her?’
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
Seeing his gloomy face as he frowned at his wife, the officers grew still merrier, and some of them could not refrain from laughter, for which they hurriedly sought plausible pretexts.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
What had they discovered that could not be interpreted as plausible, though exceptional, coincidence?
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
There was no longer any plausible pretext for delay; and Duncan was obliged, however reluctantly, to comply.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
What if I confessed that all I needed was some plausible excuse in order to come?
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Much of what Dee said sounded plausible.
Micheal Scott -- The Alchemyst
He was a grey-haired man, with a plausible voice and careful manners.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
Or (and this was more plausible) as if Christer Malm had posed him.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
"That’s an interesting theory, and quite plausible," Edward said.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
Put into his mind plausible reasons for believing that the air-raid will not be repeated.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
And yet a far more plausible explanation is that some other organization has taken control of the Illuminati brand and is using it for their own purposes.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Sure enough, when Harry finally entered the room Ron was snoring a little too loudly to be entirely plausible.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
But when the eighth came round, a certain Phoinikian adventurer came too, a plausible rat, who had already done plenty of devilry in the world.
Homer -- The Odyssey
Tom got out of the presence as quick as he plausibly could, and after that he complained of toothache for a week, and tied up his jaws every night.