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palpable
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
very apparent (so strong, it almost seems to take a material form that can be touched)
  • The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity.
    p. 82.5
  • There were times when the fact of impending death seemed as palpable as the bed they lay on, and they would cling together with a sort of despairing sensuality, like a damned soul grasping at his last morsel of pleasure when the clock is within five minutes of striking.
    p. 151.5
  • Technical progress can cease and the most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded.
    p. 198.4

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