Yes, he said, that is a much greater wave than the other; and the possibility as well as the utility of such a law are far more questionable.
I do not think, I said, that there can be any dispute about the very great utility of having wives and children in common; the possibility is quite another matter, and will be very much disputed.
Now I meant that you should admit the utility; and in this way, as I thought; I should escape from one of them, and then there would remain only the possibility.
Bulan was about to laugh away any such fears when the gravity and importance of the possibility
impressed him quite as fully as it had Virginia.
Once or twice the possibility
of suicide presented itself to him; it would be easy to get something from the hospital dispensary, and it was a comfort to think that if the worst came to the worst he had at hand means of making a painless end of himself; but it was not a course that he considered seriously.
The condition belongs to the geologic age--the great birth and growth of the world, when natural forces ran riot, when the struggle for existence was so savage that no vitality which was not founded in a gigantic form could have even a possibility
Nor is possibility alone sufficient to justify us; we must keep likewise within the rules of probability.
As we have no public notoriety, no concurrent testimony, no records to support and corroborate what we deliver, it becomes us to keep within the limits not only of possibility, but of probability too; and this more especially in painting what is greatly good and amiable.
Our chief chance lay in the possibility
of the Martians making the pit nothing more than a temporary encampment.
The important question of provisions still remained; it being necessary to provide against the possibility
of their finding the moon absolutely barren.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was standing face to face with life, with the possibility
of his wife's loving someone other than himself, and this seemed to him very irrational and incomprehensible because it was life itself.
d'Epinay is coming back, to settle this affair at once beyond all possibility