And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.
And there the effect is not only verisimilar but wonderful in its verisimilitude.
Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.
In fictional narration, verisimilitude is absolutely essential.
Shaw places it far above painting because of its verisimilitude!
So far I have been very full, I know, and verisimilitude has been my watchword rather than the true affidavit style.
The great charm of these works, which had captivated the million, was their verisimilitude.
For there is no surer way of giving an air of verisimilitude to fiction than to mix with it some particles of truth.
The details that Harry supplies give an air of verisimilitude to his narrative.
I am never tired of their bewitching absurdity, their inevitable defects, their irresistible touches of verisimilitude.