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  • She gave the teacher an implausible excuse for not having completed her homework.
  • an implausible explanation
  • One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
    Rene Descartes
  • His story at trial was so implausible that it was easy to believe that he had been pressured to testify falsely.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I must admit that on the surface it sounds implausible.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Already it seems implausible, and yet I know I did it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Even admitting for a moment the completely implausible idea that I was in another time than my own, Inverness had stood in its present location for some six hundred years.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Blue spangles, white spangles, tracers, cascades of white lights and Christmas stars, blazing, impenetrable, no more to do with me than the implausible pinky diamond glittering on my hand.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "And that I’ve given you every reason to find my plea implausible.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Again, Langdon forced himself to consider the implausible.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Vanger no doubt had enough clout to keep the Hedestad police following up both plausible and implausible leads.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Japanese sealed their camps from outside information and went to some lengths to convince their captives of Allied annihilation, first by trumpeting Japanese victories, and later, when victories stopped coming, by inventing stories of Allied losses and ridiculously implausible Japanesefeats.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The chaplain listened to the implausible explanation distrustfully.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The story, though seemingly implausible, sparked in him a distant memory …. a faint recollection from a much darker time.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Filipino Danag, the Hebrew Estrie, the Romanian Varacolaci, the Italian Stregoni benefici (a legend actually based on my new father-in-law’s early exploits with the Volturi, not that I’d known anything about that at the time)… I’d paid less and less attention as the stories had grown more and more implausible.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • implausible effect which, during his boyhood, used to reduce him to a jelly of guilt.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • In the end they’d designed something implausible, a town house of poured concrete with a glass facade.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I saw neither implausibility nor contradiction in this story.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Its little painted Chinese figures gathered formally in a garden around a table, with ornate plants and implausible birds, seemed fussy and oppressive.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "For the love of God, give me your clothes!" said the marquis, the implausibility of his predicament penetrating the haze of alcohol.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • These people do things the rest of us only dream about, or fantasize, or watch on a screen, disbelieving every moment because it’s so outrageously implausible.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • First, she thought it sounded too implausible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • A competition held by the Tribune brought a wave of implausible proposals.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Despite its medical implausibility, this story had haunted Ben ever since.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • "I don’t think you understand how implausible this sounds," Kracker said, eyeing him with an arched brow.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • They are everywhere at the same time, endlessly connected, and you half believe the most implausible things because you’d be stupid not to.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "A 50 percent drop in meat and poultry industry injury rates in a single year would be implausible," the report noted, "but reaching back six years creates an impressive but fictitious improvement in plant safety."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I mean, when I went to Stockton, there were no plans for Hunter’s baptism, and a visit from my dad was completely implausible, especially at the exact same time Leigh finally decided to schedule one, after many distant months.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • And indeed new costumes arrived now: ladies in men’s clothes, their ample curves making them look as implausible as characters in an operetta, an effect accentuated by black beards drawn on their faces with burnt cork; and vice versa, gentlemen attired in women’s clothes, tripping over their skirts—including Rasmussen the student, who wore a black, jet-trimmed gown, its decolletage revealing a pimply chest and ditto back, both of which he tried to cool with a paper fan.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • " ’When Wright wrote this,’ " Helaine reads from Cedric’s conclusion, " ’the idea of strong whites and strong blacks, marching side by side, was wildly implausible.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I only had to add, "pushed him out of the tree" and the chain of implausibility would be complete, "then I …" just those few words and perhaps this dungeon nightmare would end.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Implausible, he realized.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The weird, implausible reception for Milo began at the airfield, where civilian laborers who recognized him halted in their duties respectfully to gaze at him with full expressions of controlled exuberance and adulation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • With an implausible display of calm, she summarized for Briony.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Estimates ranged as high as two hundred, though such extravagance seems implausible even for a man of his appetite.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • This is the man, then, who once saved the life of Grace Marks, against considerable odds — cold evidence, outraged public opinion, and her own confused and implausible testimony.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • In adult life these chronic near misses pulsed with a messier and much more painful anxiety: I would be stricken with panic to learn, or remember, or be told by some implausible party that she was living across town in some terrible slum apartment where for reasons inexplicable I had not gone to see her or contacted her in years.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • …scarf, below this the blue and white stripes of her coarse prisoner’s smock; blinking, weeping, gazing straight through her own diaphanous image, she glimpsed the magical white horse again, grazing now, the meadow, the sheep beyond, and further still, as if at the very edge of the world, the rim of the drab gray autumnal woods, transmuted by the music’s incandescence into a towering frieze of withering but majestic foliage, implausibly beautiful, aglow with some immanent grace.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She longed to see it again and again in that implausible proximity to an alien penis.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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