toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

plausible
used in Gulliver's Travels

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
apparently reasonable, but unproven
  • Neither is reason among them a point problematical, as with us, where men can argue with plausibility on both sides of the question, but strikes you with immediate conviction; as it must needs do, where it is not mingled, obscured, or discoloured, by passion and interest.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (61% in)
  • I gave him a short account of some particulars, and made my story as plausible and consistent as I could; but I thought it necessary to disguise my country, and call myself a Hollander; because my intentions were for Japan, and I knew the Dutch were the only Europeans permitted to enter into that kingdom.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (77% in)

There are no more uses of "plausible" in Gulliver's Travels.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®