And will we, in the age of the image, become too easily accustomed to verisimilar rather than true things, preferring appearance to reality and in the process rejecting the demands of discipline and patience that true things often require of us if we are to understand their meaning and describe it with precision?
Christine Rosen, The Image Culture in The New Atlantis, Number 10, Fall 2005, pp. 27-46. The New Atlantis
This I knew very well when I wrote my novels; and if, as I suspect, I failed to create a convincingly verisimilar atmosphere of aristocracy, it was not because I had any illusions or ignorances as to the common humanity of the peerage, and not because I gave literary style to its conversation, but because, as I had never had any money, I was foolishly indifferent to it, and so, having blinded myself to its enormous
importance, necessarily missed the point of view, and with it the whole moral basis, of the class which rightly values money, and plenty of it, as the first condition of a bearable life.
Most likely, such correlation is caused by the fact that, at low water level, intense water mass mixing and export of biogenic substances from the bottom sediments to the euphotic zone are more verisimilar.
A. V. Goncharov, Comparison of Reservoirs in the Moskva–Vazuza Water System, in Water Resources, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2007. Water Resources
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