All of the plausible Republican hopefuls have major flips on their resumes.
In that last quote, she is pretty clearly envisioning the event as plausible and feeling horribly for her brother.
Finally, the president became convinced there was no plausible alternative.
The most plausible explanation is that a lot of Americans just simply like the guy.
Acquittal is possible if the accused can sell the jury a plausible alternative narrative—what I like to call the P.A.N.
No author's name appears, but a plausible conjecture may be advanced.
I recur to it here as a plausible suggestion only, in connection with my theme.
Set your face steadily against all increase of salary, all extra allowances, all plausible claims for additional emolument.
The plausible and polite manner of the stranger was effectual with George.
It was a plausible presumption that she had sent the wire and that she therefore must have been in touch with Grell.
1540s, "acceptable, agreeable," from Latin plausibilis "deserving applause, acceptable," from plaus-, past participle stem of plaudere "to applaud" (see plaudit). Meaning "having the appearance of truth" is recorded from 1560s. Related: Plausibly.