the impossible


: something that cannot be done or that is very difficult
Expecting people to do a good job in such a short time is asking the impossible.

Examples of the impossible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that two-photon experiment would be essentially as informative as the impossible graviton-scattering experiment. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 14 Apr. 2024 Don’t buy into a gimmick that promises the impossible. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 To understand the dam requires knowing the impossible demand on the Colorado River. Cassidy Randall, Rolling Stone, 18 Feb. 2024 The other production efforts are still impressive, but nothing beats the raw experience of walking alongside those trying to make the impossible possible. Chris Snellgrove,, 20 Mar. 2024 Maury’s team focuses on custom itineraries worldwide, with an emphasis on forging access to the impossible. 13. The Editors, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 But because of the impossible scale, users actually experience choice paralysis that places real power in the hands of the platform default. Nathaniel Lubin, The Atlantic, 12 Mar. 2024 Charlie Woods, Tiger’s kid, braves the impossible footsteps: Charlie Woods, 15-year-old son of 15-time major champion Tiger Woods, attempted to qualify for his first PGA Tour event and proved not even close to ready, collapsing in the spotlight. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 25 Feb. 2024 In another context, Shakespeare was attempting the same thing, as in the history plays where the catastrophe derives from the impossible ambitions of the monarch or those of the subjects against the monarch. Andrew Aoyama, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2024

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“The impossible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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