from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a palpable manner, in such a manner as to be perceived by the touch; hence, plainly; obviously: as, palpably mistaken.

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  • adverb In a palpable manner; tangibly

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  • adverb so as to be palpable


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  • We palpably inhabit the material world; it takes faith to consider oneself a citizen of the other, invisible world.

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