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plausible
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
apparently reasonable, but unproven
  • If questioned, he could plausibly say that he was trying to buy razor blades.
    p. 93.9
  • Goldstein was delivering his usual venomous attack upon the doctrines of the Party — an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other people, less level-headed than oneself, might be taken in by it.
    p. 12.7

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