Impossibility


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Impossibility

See also Unattainability.
belling the cat
mouse’s proposal for warning of cat’s approach; application fatal. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables]
east and west
since one direction is relative to the other, “never the twain shall meet.” [Pop. Usage: Misc.]
leopard’s spots
beast powerless to change them. [O.T.: Jeremiah 13:23]
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For the rest, the mechanism of doubt that should always be triggered by an impossibility remains inactive.
"Having no model of development, the Congress Party manifesto is one of fiscal impossibility. The total revenue earned by the State is about Rs.90,000 crore per annum.
All the more, the current Civil Code's regulations deal also with the remedies for impossibility of performance, in article 1557.
The story begins when the mysterious Institute of Impossibility opens its doors for the first time in years.
it discusses what will be called "impossibility structures,"
RAMALLAH, December 7, 2011 (WAFA) - PLO Executive Committee, in a meeting headed by President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed the impossibility to start serious negotiations if settlement activities don't stop, Wednesday said a statement issued by the committee.
Summary: BEIRUT: The leader of the Free Patriotic Movement reiterated Sunday the "impossibility" of cooperating with any government headed by caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
On July 19, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, upheld a section 2-615 motion to dismiss from the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that the 2008 global credit crisis was not adequate grounds to rescind a contract under the doctrine of impossibility of performance.
It's 100-1 with Hills for the Thames to freeze over, which I'm told is a scientific impossibility. Even hell may freeze over - the only thing that will improve my chances of a leg-over, another scientific impossibility.
Summary: Tunisia on Tuesday announced the suspension of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca because of the risk of the spread of swine flu and the impossibility of vaccinating candidates by mid-November.
Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London "The movie piles impossibility on impossibility"
However, there is a Maimonidean distinction between physical and logical impossibility that comes into play here.