impossibility

[ im-pos-uh-bil-i-tee, im-pos- ]SEE DEFINITION OF impossibility
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By day it was dangerous enough; by night it was almost an impossibility.

I did not, at least I tried not to expect such an impossibility.

For what the first sentence seemed to give was next thing to an impossibility.

That impossibility is precisely the almost universal expectation.

To the healthy, walking is a pleasure; to the sick, a burden, if not an impossibility.

Well, my dear, writing is an impossibility when one is at the sea-shore.

And that others should approve, of what we approve, is no miracle or impossibility?

There is no impossibility in all this; that there is a difficulty, we acknowledge ourselves.

This impossibility of excess is the note of divine moderation.

In the first case, they assume that Plato means to show the impossibility of any truth.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "quality of being impossible," from impossible + -ity; perhaps from or modeled on French impossibilité. Meaning "an impossible thing or occurrence" is from c.1500.

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