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 As seen on TikTok, Instagram, and Good Morning America, impossibly crispy, twisted bacon is all the rage. Flora Tsapovsky, Southern Living, "This Viral Cooking Trick Is the Secret to the Crispiest Bacon," 23 Apr. 2021 Indeed, these men, like the tragic Levee and the impossibly precocious Hampton, represent the transformative potential of Black activism that Hollywood has until recently seemed uninterested in chronicling. Jonathan W. Gray, The New Republic, "Bringing the Black Radical Tradition to the Oscars," 21 Apr. 2021 Magaro, probably best known for his villainous turn in The Umbrella Academy, plays Cookie with an impossibly huggable sweetness, and the actor's watchful eyes evoke feelings of sorrow and fear as the film edges closer to tragedy. Darren Franich,, "Nominated for Nothing: First Cow’s West was too wild for the Academy," 20 Apr. 2021 This effectively will make new ICE cars impossibly expensive by 2030, and countries like Britain have decided to ban their sale by 2030. Neil Winton, Forbes, "European Electric Car Sales Spurting, But Might Sag When Subsidies End, Batteries Lag," 16 Apr. 2021 Among a collection where everything is exceptional, the presentation of these works stands apart: Monumental effigies of kings and queens and spirit guides carved from impossibly hard, dark stone., "At the MFA, new galleries bring visitors eye to eye with ancient Egypt," 24 Mar. 2021 Floyd Pepper plays the bass, dates the impossibly cool Janice, and has purple eyebrows. Rebecca Caplan, Vulture, "Muppets, Ranked," 26 Mar. 2021 Even in the best-case scenarios, a year in the life of a child can seem impossibly long. Washington Post, "Growing up on screens: How a year lived online has changed our children," 4 Mar. 2021 Caicedo’s rise, so far, has been unexpectedly, almost impossibly smooth. New York Times, "Moisés Caicedo and the Perils of Too Much Interest," 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of impossibly

circa 1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 May 2021

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“Impossibly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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