Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a plausible manner.
  • adv. Not falsifiably, based on available facts and general knowledge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a plausible manner.
  • adv. Contentedly, readily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a plausible manner.
  • With fair show; speciously; so as to command attention or win approbation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

Etymologies

plausible +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The moral order is what structures and orders the otherwise baffling spiritual world, and it is the genius of Charles Williams to have shown it with a certain plausibly, exploring the implications in a satisfactory way.

    All Hallows’ Eve, by Charles Williams « Unknowing

  • John Thacker writes: rvman -- your argument, while superficially plausibly, is against completely refuted by the data.

    Getting Ricardo Wrong, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Now, if one adds criteria such as 'repeatably predictable observational consequences' etc one runs into a problem with regard to testing for the reality of conscious minds, since what's it's really like to be me — the totality of my qualia — plausibly is unique to me and is intrinsically not observable by anyone else.

    Darwin's God

  • The crowbar I've heard used plausibly is an inimcal break-up of Canada ... typically, Quebec votes to leave, agreement on particulars can't be reached, and either Quebec or some of its radicals seize Canadian federal assets that are of strategic value to the US.

    in no way threatening to me

  • Much as I favor abortion rights, I just can't see them as flowing plausibly from the guarantee of due process of law.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Of course it may also be possible to break the EPR argument for the dilemma plausibly by questioning some of its other assumptions (e.g., separability, the reduction postulate, or the eigenvalue-eigenstate link).

    The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Argument in Quantum Theory

  • Urbibus,) more plausibly from the Arabic words, which signify a thievish character, or Oriental situation, (Hottinger, Hist.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The starting materials are "plausibly" obtainable by abiotic means, but need to be kept isolated from one another until the right step, as Sutherland admits.

    BioLogos Reviews "Signature in the Cell"

  • The only way to break such impasses is not through some kind of plausibly democratic process -- e.g.,

    Balkinization

  • Yes, I'd call that quite a disadvantage, especially for somebody who's confident enough to delineate the uses to which the book could "plausibly" be put. posted by Eric 11: 27 AM |

    IsThatLegal?

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