Definition of 'impossible'
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Leaving his family home became almost impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In relationships you see the difference between setting high standards and impossible ones. The Sun (2016)His successor is thus in an almost impossible position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My first job taught me the importance of emotions because teaching is almost impossible unless you are ready to learn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is almost impossible to manage. The Sun (2016)Often it is impossible to deal satisfactorily with a medical problem in 10 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That is a dangerous situation with two men on a train, impossible with only one. The Sun (2016)We know because it's almost impossible to find phone numbers on websites now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two years ago this is what it delivered as a couple of the City's biggest names met to discuss a deal long thought impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not knowing what this charge is likely to be makes it virtually impossible to compare deals properly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These terms install management in such a way that it becomes almost impossible to unseat them. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)You see the difference between setting high standards and impossible ones in a love relationship. The Sun (2013)Thus making it impossible for anyone to form a coalition? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is an abdication of responsibility and leaves the panel in an impossible position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To judge a product critically when rushing is difficult but not impossible. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)The farmer and grower is faced at present with an almost impossible situation. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)To couple a tantalising proposition with an impossible one is not to promise anything at all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It would be impossible to love anyone else. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The court finds it is in an impossible position. The Sun (2009)It may be difficult or impossible to obtain access to crucial information. Sociology (1995)Its position would be almost impossible to pin down right now. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This would have been impossible but for one fortuitous circumstance. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)It was just virtually impossible to meet anyone. The Sun (2016)That is also an impossible position to sustain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Does fulfilling one expectation make it difficult or impossible to accomplish another? Christianity Today (2000)It is almost as impossible to say the first pair quickly as the second slowly. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)The alternative is to take a difficult situation and turn it into an impossible one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It seemed impossible that anyone could come alive through that cyclone of destruction. The Sun (2010)Sandown were put in an impossible position. The Sun (2010)Striking this year for impossible deals will only make things very much harder for millions of those people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Tests on other animals have yielded further information about animal behaviour that is difficult or impossible to see. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And she reckons the brides have to wear trainers as it is impossible to deal with the weight in high heels. The Sun (2010)My imagination galloped around the possible, the impossible and the absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My wife finds this impossible to deal with and it's causing many arguments. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'impossible'
British English: impossible /ɪmˈpɒsəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is impossible cannot be done or cannot happen.
It was impossible to deny the story.
- American English: impossible
- Arabic: مُسْتَحِيلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: impossível
- Chinese: 不可能的
- Croatian: nemoguć
- Czech: nemožný
- Danish: umulig
- Dutch: onmogelijk
- European Spanish: imposible
- Finnish: mahdoton
- French: impossible
- German: unmöglich
- Greek: ανέφικτος
- Italian: impossibile
- Japanese: 不可能な
- Korean: 불가능한
- Norwegian: umulig
- Polish: niemożliwy
- European Portuguese: impossível
- Romanian: imposibil
- Russian: невозможный
- Spanish: imposible
- Swedish: omöjlig
- Thai: ที่เป็นไปไม่ได้
- Turkish: imkansız
- Ukrainian: неможливий
- Vietnamese: không thể
Definition of impossible from the Collins English Dictionary
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