What comes across most tangibly from Abdi is a sense of delicious disbelief, to suddenly find himself where he is.
What happened was, [plastic surgery] was the one thing I did that I felt like I could tangibly grasp onto.
1580s, "capable of being touched," from Middle French tangible, from Late Latin tangibilis "that may be touched," from Latin tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Sense of "material" (e.g. tangible reward) is first recorded 1610s; that of "able to be realized or dealt with" is from 1709.