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/ˌvreɪsɒmˈblɒns; French vrɛsɑ̃blɑ̃s/
verisimilitude; appearance of truth
Word Origin
French, from vrai true + semblance
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  • This vraisemblance, which is so seldom witnessed in the opera, seemed to strike every eye.

    Edmond Dants Edmund Flagg
  • On the wealth and vraisemblance and variety of character it were superfluous to dilate.

    The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
  • This seemed to me to exceed the limits of vraisemblance even for a folk-tale.

  • His characters would fail in vraisemblance, and his incidents would lack in interest.

    Charlemont W. Gilmore Simms
  • Between the preacher and the pews there is certainly neither affinity nor vraisemblance.

    Western Worthies J. Stephen Jeans
  • A whale would have needed preparation, and the statement has an air of vraisemblance.

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • There is a life, a vraisemblance in his pictures, which will win for them enduring applause.

  • The small part of Meixner, the theological student turned social-democrat, had vraisemblance.


    James Huneker
  • Splendid as is the scene between her and Savonarola, the vraisemblance is spoilt by this impossibility of condition.

  • The whole thing was full of vraisemblance, so to speak, and bore me completely off my feet.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield

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