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palpable
used in A Thousand Acres

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Definition
very apparent (so strong, it almost seems to take a material form that can be touched)
  • You felt a palpable sense of relief when you gave up and let yourself fall away from the table and wound up in the kitchen getting something, or in the bathroom running the water and splashing it on your face.
    p. 101.7
  • Since then, I might have declared that I was "not myself" or "out of my mind" or "beside myself," but the profoundest characteristic of my state of mind was not, in the end, what I did, but how palpably it felt like the real me.
    p. 305.3
  • All I had to do was to imagine them, and how I "knew" them would shimmer around them and through them, a light, an odor, a sound, a taste, a palpability that was all there was to understand about each and every one of them.
    p. 305.9

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