2. Noun. The extent to which something is deniable ¹
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Definition of Deniability
1. [n -TIES]
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Literary usage of Deniability
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1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"ig Poindexter testified as to the success of his efforts to provide the President with "future deniability" of the diversion. When Poindexter was questioned ..."
2. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
""I'm not going to tell Lil," I continued. "It's better that she doesn't know—plausible deniability." "And me?" he said. "Don'tI need plausible deniability? ..."
3. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"Our main point is that such de facto regime vigilante death squads have become a key instrument of terror because of the growing need for deniability, ..."
4. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"They are used to provide deniability, the first step on the ... Their existence became so well known, however, that by 1994 deniability was weakened. ..."
5. Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (1991)
"Air deniability, as a strategy, was a lower, more basic form of warfare constituting, in its essence, a people's war in the air. ..."
6. Finding America's Voice: A Strategy for Reinvigorating U.S. Public Diplomacy by Peter G. Peterson, Kathy Finn Bloomgarden, Henry Anatole Grunwald, David E. Morey, Shibley Telhami, Jennifer Sieg, Sharon Herbstman (2003)
"The current structure of the board—acting as a firewall to protect broadcast journalism from political and other pressures and providing deniability to the ..."