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Definition very apparent (so strong, it almost seems to take a material form that can be touched)
  • The tension in the room was palpable.
palpable = very apparent (so strong, it seems to almost take a material form that could be touched)
  • ...her disapproval was palpable.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • palpable = very apparent
  • "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
  • palpable = so pronounced, it seemed almost to take a material form that could be touched
  • "Well, let me know when you work it out," he says, and the pain in his voice is palpable.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Chronicler's curiosity was almost palpable.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This palpable-gross play hath well beguil'd The heavy gait of night.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • A hit, a very palpable hit.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Slowly, with a palpable reluctance that warmed some of the cold emptiness in the center of my body, Jared let his arms slide away.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • On at least two occasions I stopped cases where to my mind the accused was palpably innocent, directing the jury that there was no case.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Fear as palpable as a cold front washed over the demigod army.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The admiration in the voice was palpable.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Such being my conjectures, any one acquainted with the appearance of New Bedford may very readily infer how palpably I must have seen my mistake.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The pain in his voice was palpable—and faked, Clary thought bitterly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The anticipation was palpable.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Her hostility was palpable.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He's not there, but the tension among the menagerie men is palpable.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Pycelle's fear was palpable.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • He took several deep breaths in an attempt to calm his frayed nerves, but nothing seemed to still the palpable throb in his hands and arms.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • We had surrounded Miss Wren and were pressing in on her, our desperation palpable.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Her relief at the sight of me was palpable.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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