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  • In the end they'd designed something implausible, a town house of poured concrete with a glass facade.†   (source)
  • As they stood, though, they saw from their full height what was below the sky, namely that they were in a city, with a row of white buildings opposite, each perfectly painted and maintained and implausibly like the next, and in front of each of these buildings, rising from rectangular gaps in a pavement that was paved with rectangular flagstones, or concrete laid in the manner of flagstones, were trees, cherry trees, with buds and a few white blossoms, as though it had snowed recently and the snow had caught in the boughs and leaves, all along the street, in tree after tree after tree, and they stood and stared at this, for it seemed almost unreal.†   (source)
  • A competition held by the Tribune brought a wave of implausible proposals.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Vanger no doubt had enough clout to keep the Hedestad police following up both plausible and implausible leads.†   (source)
  • Every excuse sounded more implausible than the last.†   (source)
  • Implausible, he realized.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • I saw neither implausibility nor contradiction in this story.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • " '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.†   (source)
  • They are everywhere at the same time, endlessly connected, and you half believe the most implausible things because you'd be stupid not to.†   (source)
  • And that I've given you every reason to find my plea implausible.†   (source)
  • The chaplain listened to the implausible explanation distrustfully.†   (source)
  • "For the love of God, give me your clothes!" said the marquis, the implausibility of his predicament penetrating the haze of alcohol.†   (source)
  • "I don't think you understand how implausible this sounds," Kracker said, eyeing him with an arched brow.†   (source)
  • I must admit that on the surface it sounds implausible.†   (source)
  • I stared at the Rockies from my bedroom window and was struck by how implausible they seemed.   (source)
    implausible = unbelievable
  • an implausible explanation
  • One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.   (source)
  • implausible effect which, during his boyhood, used to reduce him to a jelly of guilt.†   (source)
  • With an implausible display of calm, she summarized for Briony.†   (source)
  • First, she thought it sounded too implausible.†   (source)
  • Already it seems implausible, and yet I know I did it.†   (source)
  • The story, though seemingly implausible, sparked in him a distant memory ....a faint recollection from a much darker time.†   (source)
  • Estimates ranged as high as two hundred, though such extravagance seems implausible even for a man of his appetite.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In the angled windowpane she saw the reflection of her pale face beneath the checkered 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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