The campaign this time around is palpably tenser and the atmosphere is hotter.
So if what Reid said was palpably true, why is he in so much trouble?
The mood inside the West Wing late Friday was cautiously, but palpably, optimistic about securing a Copenhagen deal.
late 14c., "that can be touched," from Late Latin palpabilis "that may be touched or felt," from Latin palpare "touch gently, stroke" (see feel (v.)). Figurative sense of "easily perceived, evident" also is from late 14c. Related: Palpably.
palpable pal·pa·ble (pāl'pə-bəl)
Perceptible to touch; capable of being palpated.