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palpable +‎ -ly


palpably (comparative more palpably, superlative most palpably)

  1. In a palpable manner; tangibly.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      Mrs. Brown withdrawn, Phoebe came presently to bed to me, and what with the answers she drew from me, what with her own method of palpably satisfying herself
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, chapter XXII, in Far from the Madding Crowd. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Smith, Elder & Co., [], OCLC 2481962:
      God was palpably present in the country, and the devil had gone with the world to town.
    • 2005, Tony Judt, “Retribution”, in Postwar: A history of Europe since 1945, London: Vintage Books, published 2010, →ISBN:
      In the case of senior police or government officials who were palpably guilty of serving Nazi interests via the puppet regimes that employed them, this defence was at best disingenuous.