impossible


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Synonyms for impossible

Synonyms for impossible

not capable of happening or being done

so unpleasant or painful as not to be endured or tolerated

given to acting in opposition to others

Synonyms for impossible

something that cannot be done

not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

totally unlikely

used of persons or their behavior

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The contempt which she had, very early in their acquaintance, felt for her daughter-in-law, was very much increased by the farther knowledge of her character, which half a year's residence in her family afforded; and perhaps in spite of every consideration of politeness or maternal affection on the side of the former, the two ladies might have found it impossible to have lived together so long, had not a particular circumstance occurred to give still greater eligibility, according to the opinions of Mrs.
A miraculous agreement of the times of departure and arrival, which was impossible, was absolutely necessary to his success.
It would be impossible for me to describe these Beast People in detail; my eye has had no training in details, and unhappily I cannot sketch.
In general, the impossible must be justified by reference to artistic requirements, or to the higher reality, or to received opinion.
But it would be impossible to show that the arts of a number had a relative position each to each, or a particular position, or to state what parts were contiguous.
Long does not come back till the day before; so it will be impossible for her to introduce him, for she will not know him herself.
If, however, your wish should be one impossible to fulfill?
Whether the seamen of three hundred years hence will have the faculty of sympathy it is impossible to say.
The precipices on each side were often two and three hundred feet high, sometimes perpendicular, and sometimes overhanging, so that it was impossible, excepting in one or two places, to get down to the margin of the stream.
Besides, it will be impossible to prevent some persons from suspecting that they are brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers to each other; for, from the mutual likeness there is between the sire and the offspring, they will necessarily conclude in what relation they stand to each other, which circumstance, we are informed by those writers who describe different parts of the world, does sometimes happen; for in Upper Africa there are wives in common who yet deliver their children to their respective fathers, being guided by their likeness to them.
But, as he had explained to Kennedy, it was now impossible for him to descend, except by releasing a quantity of gas proportionate to his loss of ballast at the time when he had rescued the missionary.
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.
My dear Anna Mikhaylovna," said he with his usual familiarity and weariness of tone, "it is almost impossible for me to do what you ask; but to prove my devotion to you and how I respect your father's memory, I will do the impossible- your son shall be transferred to the Guards.
The gentle motion and the black shapes that were drawn ceaselessly across his eyes had the effect of making it impossible for him to think.
And if it is impossible, well, haven't I achieved it?