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  • n. The quality of being palpable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being palpable, or perceptible by the touch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being palpable, in any sense of that word; palpableness; tangibleness.

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

  • n. the quality of being perceivable by touch


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  • Both Delusion and "Lighthouse" take place in the dark - a factor in their process of enchantment as obvious as it is necessary, but indicative of the palpability and immediacy involved in the experience (s) they convey.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: American Masters, American Dreams

  • For some reason, some magical reason, in this bath of lucidity, flesh itself took on an almost alchemical palpability.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • I say, wrapping my arms tight around him, rediscovering the palpability of passion.

    Comme Si de Rien N'Etait - French Word-A-Day

  • I prefer its old name, Armstice Day, not because veterans don't deserve their own day (they do) but because detaching the day from its original context — November 11, 1918 — diminishes the palpability of that crucial moment in history.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I suppose the lasting value of this proposal is not its policy value, but its political palpability, whereby instead of developing an burdensome and intrusive new regulatory market it allows for individual choice and limited government intervention.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Hansen: Fee-and-Dividend not Cap-and-Trade

  • A half – formed, wholly unexpressed suspicion tossed in it, now heaving itself up, and now sinking into the deep; now gaining palpability, and now losing it.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • They finally walked upon the spreading prairie, and as they walked the smell took on a metallic palpability, a foreboding essence.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • And although it's incorrect to say of Whittaker Chambers that he emanated melancholia when you were with him, it's not incorrect to say about him that you felt the palpability of his melancholy.

    Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

  • By welding together thinking and sensuousness Paz can give an immediate palpability to his continuous reflection on poetry, both when he participates in the mission of "spelling" the world, giving it a name and thereby a visibility, and when, as a reader, he finds himself watched from the whispering "foliage of the letters" (Pasado en claro).

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1990 - Presentation Speech

  • The unimpeachability of his form is always balanced by the palpability of his sound, the miracle of his sound mixtures, the resoluteness of his energy, the living spirit, the heartbeat, the unsentimental warmth of his feeling.

    A Mozart Player Gives Himself Advice


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