im·​pos·​si·​bly | \ (ˌ)im-ˈpä-sə-blē How to pronounce impossibly (audio) \

Definition of impossibly

1 : not possibly
2 : to an improbable degree : unbelievably an impossibly green lawn

Examples of impossibly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of pleasure can be derived from simply watching The Rehearsal as one big social experiment conducted by a perfectionist with an impossibly large budget courtesy of HBO. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 16 July 2022 At Mile 3, the trail crossed railroad tracks that once carried freight between Imperial County and the Pacific Coast on an impossibly steep and rocky route through the Carrizo Gorge. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 The museum shares a story impossibly large to tell in one space at one time by making those stories small and personal, relating them to individual experiences representative of thousands. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Every Cinderella needs a wicked stepmother, and here that role falls to the imperious Baroness von Hellman, played by an impossibly elegant and diabolical Emma Thompson. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Another highlight is an impossibly elegant Bulgari Serpenti wristwatch (above). Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Mar. 2021 This week marks the return to tennis of one Roger Federer—you’ve heard of him, perhaps?—he of the 20 Grand Slam titles and the impossibly elegant moves both on and off the court. Corey Seymour, Vogue, 9 Mar. 2021 For centuries the ancestral lines of Ketanji Onyika Brown and Patrick Graves Jackson were impossibly far apart. Globe Staff,, 9 July 2022 Made from 100 percent organic cotton jersey, the shirts are impossibly light and drape like your favorite vintage tee, while a subtle boxy cut feels flattering and modern. The Editors, Outside Online, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of impossibly

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Impossibly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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