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It was a technically demanding flight, traversing nearly 210 meters across rocky terrain largely impassable to the rover.

There were a couple of dirt roads in, too, but after the late-fall snowstorms, they became impassable.

This is the kind of area that is accessible by foot and by off-road vehicle, but difficult or impassable for heavier armored vehicles, like MRAPs or Strykers.

Even with urban streets paved, for example, country roads remained an impassable mess, a problem that farmers were in no hurry to fix with their own tax dollars.

The property itself was clean and quaint, but the road leading to the yurt was unpaved and nearly impassable in a rented convertible.

Unwisely, he took a shortcut and so missed the impassable Cabora Bassa cataracts blocking the river.

Like a quietly heroic astronaut-to-be from Wapakoneta, Ohio, now gone, they have similar dreams that “nothing is impassable.”

Our beach path was impassable, we found another way on the back road.

Many roads throughout Europe are impassable—Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are particularly stricken.

The road from the Rwanda-Congo border to Bukavu—a war-torn city on the southeastern edge of Lake Kivu—was almost impassable.

The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice, and shall flourish like the lily.

The channel between Bernier and Dorre is about a mile and a half wide, but is so blocked up by rocks as to be impassable.

The direct road was quite impassable and we were compelled to get into the city through by-streets—not an easy task.

At Naples, where I spent six days, I saw nothing, because in bad weather the town is impassable.

He came back, with the report that new shells had made the way impassable; and again Sara Lee shivered.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impassable, such as: impenetrable, insurmountable, blockaded, forbidden, obstructed, and pathless.

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