the unthinkable


: something that one cannot accept, believe, or imagine
especially : something that is so bad that one does not want to think about it
And then, the unthinkable happened: the car skidded out of control and crashed.

Examples of the unthinkable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in a statement, Trump declared the shooting an act of evil, and thanked God for preventing the unthinkable. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 15 July 2024 The Deep has done the unthinkable: During this week’s episode of The Boys, the supe, essentially, killed his octopus lover, Ambrosius (voiced by Tilda Swinton). Vlada Gelman, TVLine, 11 July 2024 My heart breaks for any parent who has endured the unthinkable — the loss of a son or daughter — especially to a brutal and senseless murder and rape such as has happened to Patti Morin’s daughter Rachel, a mother of five children. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 5 July 2024 Audiences have long been spellbound by murder houses, as evidenced by the number of cult favorite TV shows and box office hits centered around places where the unthinkable happened. Charlotte Collins, Architectural Digest, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the unthinkable 

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“The unthinkable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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