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Palpable

Easily perceptible, plain, obvious, readily visible, noticeable, patent, distinct, manifest.

The term palpable usually refers to some type of egregious wrong, such as a governmental error or abuse of power.

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Even at his poetry's most transcendent moments, Leighton argues, Tennyson is never unmindful of sensuous palpability or language's materialist drift--just as "form" itself might signify the abstract immateriality of beautiful style or the touchable human body.
Every insurance executive feels the palpability of market turbulence and is looking for the right strategic framework for success in a competitive landscape that is under constant transformation.
Students of Ulster drama who have had to rely only on Bell's well-written, but dated book and the few odd pages in larger volumes of Irish or British theatre will greatly appreciate the palpability State of Play lends to the subject.
A few of Pearls' best hand-me-down philosophies include sayings like: "Many a false step is made by standing still." "You don't need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of." "Accept everything you are and nothing you are not." "Barbie is an image, not a goal." And, "Know God, know peace; no God, no peace." The most refreshing thing about this self-help book is that the messages are pretty self-explanatory, and Patti only enhances its palpability by divulging some of her most intimate experiences (many of which she revealed in her 1996 autobiography, Don't Block The Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime), without sounding like a condescending parent.
Although both James's and Lucille's narratives focus thematically on quite jarring forms of temporal displacement--"The Jolly Corner" on the strange palpability of a past that never was and Lucille's story on the ghostly reanimation of a real but vanished past-the temporal logic of both tales is one marked by determinate sequence.
And certainly for passion he needed flesh and blood, warmth and palpability. But every one he found in music which is invisible and drifts off on the least current of air.
The lived-in look they register underscores a steady, ruminative progress in the poems, which never fail to engage events in familiar terms, anecdotes and parables made texturally distinct with remembered details, and, by means of starkly absurd and candid metaphor, raise issues of the moment for visionary appraisal, brought to the quick of palpability: "having all but / stopped eating / they only wanted / to sing out / at the end."
Consider the very last sentence: "The fragile possibilities and the poignant risks facing those who attempt to translate Holocaust-related photographs reside in their ability to restage history as a pathway toward retrospective and contemporary alterity, toward an otherness that envisions respectful distance and invites partial palpability." This sentence rests on the left page; the facing page exhibits a familiar color photograph of an emaciated survivor of Buchenwald, looking bitterly over his tin bowl at the photographer.
Merle Williams also finds affinities between James and Derrida, both the 'constructive' Derrida, and the 'deconstructive' Derrida who has reservations about the graspability and palpability of the world.
Lenny prattles on about "this business of being and non-being," but Ruth emphasizes the palpability of the here and now.
The collapse of the New Left and of hopes for a sweeping Third World revolution led by Maoism's example have seemed to banish the palpability of anything outside global capitalism.