Example sentences for: palpably

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  • Billed as the first feature film by Native Americans, this picaresque tale wins reviewers' admiration for being "palpably authentic" (Richard Schickel, Time ). Critics like the story, about a young man and his friend who set out to retrieve his father's ashes, for eschewing "the high seriousness and dubious mysticism" of most films about the Indians' plight (John Anderson, Newsday ). Although everyone enjoys its wry humor and cutting observations about life on the reservation, a few say its aimless plot betrays its makers' inexperience.

  • We move with her, back before the war, as the young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) lazes elegantly on a vast estate, romping with her saucy (and politically progressive) friend Sally Seton (Lena Headey) and putting up with Peter Walsh (Alan Cox), a misanthropic but palpably smitten suitor.

  • As the NYT notes today, the Clinton administration's public position advocating unconditional access inside Iraq for U.N. weapons inspectors has been palpably softening--to the point, where, in the words of the Times lead editorial, it's as if the White House no longer cared about Iraq's chemical, biological and nuclear status.

  • Among the named original owners, the most palpably present in her clothes was Catherine Deneuve, whose magnetic and statuesque beauty was easy to imagine inhabiting these sweeping YSL evening dresses.

  • The novel's Ripley (and the Ripley of René Clément's 1960 Purple Noon , Alain Delon) isn't so palpably out of his depth.


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