outside the range/realm of possibility

idiom

: not possible
Space travel was once thought to be outside the range/realm of possibility.
It is not outside the range/realm of possibility that he could get laid off.

Examples of outside the range/realm of possibility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe that sounds absurdly idealistic and totally outside the realm of possibility for Disneyland. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 And in such a divided Congress, the notion of a shutdown dragging on past a week is never entirely outside the realm of possibility. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Even though beating Trump looks outside the realm of possibility, beating expectations (and Haley) with a clear runner-up performance in the mid-20s is feasible. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 14 Jan. 2024 These corner cases are improbable, but not outside the realm of possibility, and experts plan for them through equations that test a system’s validity. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 2 July 2021 Doubling the base of the pact isn’t far outside the realm of possibility. Oliver Thomas, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023 Some breeders said in interviews that $29,000 per buffalo is not outside the realm of possibility. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2022 The National Weather Service predicted up to 4 feet was possible in some areas, and AccuWeather said an incredible 6 feet of snow was not outside the realm of possibility. Doyle Rice, USA Today, 18 Nov. 2022 While the Weather Service said up to 4 feet was possible in some areas, AccuWeather said an incredible 6 feet of snow was not outside the realm of possibility. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022

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“Outside the range/realm of possibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outside%20the%20range%2Frealm%20of%20possibility. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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