impossibility impossibility  /ɪm ˌpɔ sɪ ˈbɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) incapability of existing or occurring
  2. (n) an alternative that is not available

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And saving forests is probably an impossibility so long as vast expanses of cropland are used to grow modest amounts of fuel.
  2. One might suggest that it is Che's distance, the apparent impossibility of duplicating his life anymore, that makes him so attractive.
  3. Rose Tremain crafts a seductive heroine in a novel about art, love and the impossibility of dreams.

News

  • American Jewish Leaders Call Remarks Opposing Two States 'Irresponsible'

    American Jewish leaders Abraham Foxman, Rabbi Rick Jacobs and David Harris condemned recent statements by senior Israeli officials about the impossibility of a two-state solution, calling them irresponsible and saying they undermine the credibility of the government. Click here for the rest of the article...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Forward

Quotes

  1. "I don't think stunned is the right word," Roddick said. "I don't view what happened as an impossibility. I don't know. I always struggle with how to describe my mood. I'm sure you can use your intuition and reach out and find something. He...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Andy Roddick Source: The Press Association

  2. "I would have regarded that as an impossibility," Dearlove said.
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Richard Dearlove Source: FOXNews

  3. As Cannes opened May 14, Penn said it was "an emotional impossibility, I believe, for any of us to give in to something as petty as to favor a film because a friend of ours is in it. I also want to make it clear that this person will not be biased...
    on May 24, 2008 By: Sean Penn Source: International Herald Tribune

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