Examples of verisimilitude in a Sentence
the novel's degree of verisimilitude is compromised by 18th-century characters who speak in very 21st-century English
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Not really death impending, but death in verisimilitude -- jarring, loud, and uninvited but not shooting or exploding.
The horror and unease in the narrative derives in part from its verisimilitude in conveying the grotesque and in part the blurring of the animal and the human, resulting in a fascinating exploration of both.
For verisimilitude, Beanie Boy would be more likely to buy his instrument its own seat on a flight than risk damaging it in the jostling of the hordes.
Politics percolate in evocations of social class and function, with verisimilitude tipping toward the surreal in, for example, a set that suggests at once a beauty parlor, a medical facility, and a prison.
Just like the Delorean, there’s a verisimilitude to the design (to the extent that a talking or time-traveling car can be believable).
American patrons preferred portraits to allegorical or historical subjects, and often demanded a degree of verisimilitude that stifled any impulse to artistic license.
My attention wanders for a split second and the verisimilitude evaporates — seeing walls and ceiling and my blue jeans jerks me back to reality.
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From its roots, verisimilitude means basically "similarity to the truth". Most fiction writers and filmmakers aim at some kind of verisimilitude to give their stories an air of reality. They need not show something actually true, or even very common, but simply something believable. A mass of good details in a play, novel, painting, or film may add verisimilitude. A spy novel without some verisimilitude won't interest many readers, but a fantastical novel may not even attempt to seem true to life.
VERISIMILITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of verisimilitude for English Language Learners
: the quality of seeming real
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