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Things are censured either as impossible, or irrational, or morally hurtful, or contradictory, or contrary to artistic correctness.
I wish I were a woman so as to tell you how preposterously insane and impossible it is," he blurted out.
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.
Bennet, impossible, when I am not acquainted with him myself; how can you be so teasing?
He maintained that it was absolutely impossible to impress upon any body whatever a velocity of 12,000 yards per second; that even with such a velocity a projectile of such a weight could not transcend the limits of the earth's atmosphere.