Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being palpable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property of beng palpable; plainness; obviousness; grossness.

Etymologies

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palpable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The palpableness and availableness of an object are in proportion as it is separated from its environments.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • An insistence on this power and _its_ capacity has raised man to a level from which he recognises the "priority of spirit" in spite of all the "palpableness of sensuous impressions."

    An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy

  • He brimmed with deep feeling as he replied in a steady voice, the steadiness of which was spoilt by the palpableness of his great effort to keep it so: --

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • It has eyes and fingers of its own, it has ocular evidence and palpableness of its own: this operates fascinatingly, persuasively, and CONVINCINGLY upon an age with fundamentally plebeian tastes -- in fact, it follows instinctively the canon of truth of eternal popular sensualism.

    Beyond Good and Evil

  • Upon this every soul was confounded; for the phenomenon just then observed by Ahab had unaccountably escaped every one else; but its very blinding palpableness must have been the cause.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • But the palpableness of the darkness which envelops Leon is truly lamentable, and the ignorance of the people is so great that printed charms and incantations against Satan and his host and against every kind of misfortune are publicly sold in the shops and are in great demand; such are the results of Popery, a delusion which more than any other has tended to debase and brutalise the human mind.

    Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

  • He and one or two others were sanguine enough to believe that the palpableness of these resolutions rendered it impossible the House could reject them.

    The Anas

  • We might be tempted to suppose that the vividness with which he describes visible objects, was owing to their having acquired an unusual degree of strength in his mind, after the privation of his sight; but we find the same palpableness and truth in the descriptions which occur in his early poems.

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

  • He and one or two others were sanguine enough to believe, that the palpableness of these resolutions rendered it impossible the

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

  • He brimmed with deep feeling as he replied in a steady voice, the steadiness of which was spoilt by the palpableness of his great effort to keep it so: — “You know, mistress, that I love you, and shall love you always.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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