Origin of palpable
Examples from the Web for palpable
The fear was palpable, yet it was no longer the citizens but the regime that was afraid.
These are palpable, identifiable matters that are ingrained into the very fabric of The Babadook.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His sadness over her descent into shooting up after managing to stay clean for a period is palpable.
But three hours from the construction site, the war between oil and conservation is palpable.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pleasure in these grooves is as palpable today as it was in 1967.
That, after I had merely determined to meet her palpable needs and had signed myself her obedient servant!The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
There are some gray Sunday afternoons of a depressing effect on the spirit which requires no positive or palpable reason.Roman Holidays and Others|W. D. Howells
I should make nothing of it; I should be a too palpable failure.Discourses in America|Matthew Arnold
That of course was palpable to all, and was a great sign that he himself did not regard himself as the heir.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
At this inquiry Mr. Snodgrass gave such a very undisguised and palpable start, that no further reply was needed.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for palpable
Word Origin for palpable
Word Origin and History for palpable
late 14c., "that can be touched," from Late Latin palpabilis "that may be touched or felt," from Latin palpare "touch gently, stroke" (see feel (v.)). Figurative sense of "easily perceived, evident" also is from late 14c. Related: Palpably.