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palpable
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
very apparent (so strong, it almost seems to take a material form that can be touched)
  • Every time she held the skimmer under the pump to cool it for the work her hand trembled, the ardour of his affection being so palpable that she seemed to flinch under it like a plant in too burning a sun.
    4 — The Consequence (25% in)
  • Troubles and other realities took on themselves a metaphysical impalpability, sinking to mere mental phenomena for serene contemplation, and no longer stood as pressing concretions which chafed body and soul.
    1 — The Maiden (23% in)
  • But such was unreasoning memory that, though he stood there openly and palpably a converted man, who was sorrowing for his past irregularities, a fear overcame her, paralyzing her movement so that she neither retreated nor advanced.
    6 — The Convert (0% in)

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