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Indeed the almost unthinkable must now be considered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The simple answer is often to do something bold and previously unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is almost unthinkable that that could happen. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Something that seemed unthinkable at any stage up until this past week. The Sun (2011)From a legal perspective it seemed unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most people in the country have been touched by unthinkable tragedy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is almost unthinkable but we are all getting quicker. The Sun (2013)But there were times during the early rounds that it seemed the unthinkable might happen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At that point the unthinkable seemed about to come to pass. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That would be almost unthinkable now. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But in practice that seems unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We've got to think the previously unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's becoming almost unthinkable in modern life that we should have to wait for anything. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In Pashtun terms splitting the family in this way was almost unthinkable. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)What had seemed unthinkable, now seemed to be inevitable. Jane Dunn ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)That may seem unthinkable now, but it is wise to plan for complications. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It takes a burden off their shoulders and they can move into jobs previously unthinkable, such as teaching. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For the first time respectable commentators are openly discussing what was once unthinkable: the possibility of an imperial divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I certainly got the sense there that there is a bit more willingness to think what was previously considered unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The latter is almost unthinkable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)GO one step further than ditching heels - by doing the previously unthinkable and wearing trainers to the office. The Sun (2016)This question, unthinkable not long ago, is now mainstream. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Divorce was unthinkable, something that wasn't an option. Butterworth, Jane Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)Now he was walking away, putting family before his political patron, a previously unthinkable desertion. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'unthinkable'

British English: unthinkable ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is unthinkable, you are emphasizing that it cannot possibly be accepted or imagined as a possibility.
The prospect of losing was unthinkable.

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