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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]
References in classic literature ?
In general, the impossible must be justified by reference to artistic requirements, or to the higher reality, or to received opinion.
Things are censured either as impossible, or irrational, or morally hurtful, or contradictory, or contrary to artistic correctness.
Finally, and for the encouragement of people troubled with accents that cut them off from all high employment, I may add that the change wrought by Professor Higgins in the flower girl is neither impossible nor uncommon.
Yet as you said yourself, it was impossible for me to go away, so I had to stay.
I wish I were a woman so as to tell you how preposterously insane and impossible it is," he blurted out.
I have told you," he began stiffly, "that recruiting on Malaita is impossible for a woman, and that is all I care to say--or dare.
The petitioner, the widow of a staff captain Kalinin, came with a request impossible and unreasonable; but Stepan Arkadyevitch, as he generally did, made her sit down, heard her to the end attentively without interrupting her, and gave her detailed advice as to how and to whom to apply, and even wrote her, in his large, sprawling, good and legible hand, a confident and fluent little note to a personage who might be of use to her.
he said to himself; and an inner voice told him he must not go, that nothing could come of it but falsity; that to amend, to set right their relations was impossible, because it was impossible to make her attractive again and able to inspire love, or to make him an old man, not susceptible to love.
Bennet, impossible, when I am not acquainted with him myself; how can you be so teasing?
That is it impossible to load the Columbiad, and that the pyroxyle will take fire spontaneously under the pressure of the projectile.
Jones grew more and more positive that they were out of their road; and the boy himself at last acknowledged he believed they were not in the right road to Coventry; though he affirmed, at the same time, it was impossible they should have mist the way.
Created in honor of Toyotas shift to a mobility company and its eight-year worldwide partnership with The International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, Start Your Impossible, Toyotas first-ever global marketing campaign, will roll out in 27 countries at the start of and through the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.