All of the plausible Republican hopefuls have major flips on their resumes.
In that last quote, she is pretty clearly envisioning the event as plausible and feeling horribly for her brother.
The following is speculation, but plausible, and would be an interesting parallel to the conservative legislative strategy.
Finally, the president became convinced there was no plausible alternative.
Now, I think there are plausible arguments (with which I disagree) for the legality of the Citizenship Law.
No author's name appears, but a plausible conjecture may be advanced.
He hastened to soothe his feelings with a plausible explanation.
Set your face steadily against all increase of salary, all extra allowances, all plausible claims for additional emolument.
Both are plausible transliterations and so the original is preserved in all cases.
It was a plausible presumption that she had sent the wire and that she therefore must have been in touch with Grell.
1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.