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The chief steward, a very stupid but cunning man who saw perfectly through the naive and intelligent count and played with him as with a toy, seeing the effect these prearranged receptions had on Pierre, pressed him still harder with proofs of the impossibility and above all the uselessness of freeing the serfs, who were quite happy as it was.
Everywhere the feeling seemed to be that the prosecution of his schemes was an impossibility.
She would have liked to have rung off and gone away, but it seemed a sheer impossibility for her to move
Further, and keenest of all, she read into the incident the impossibility of his living down his working-class origin.
There is no impossibility in all this; that there is a difficulty, we acknowledge ourselves.
And thus it is as usual to assert the impossibility of losing what is already actually lost.
Thy foot itself hath effaced the path behind thee, and over it standeth written: Impossibility.
He had only to recall his brother's wife, to remember how that sweet, delightful Varya sought, at every convenient opportunity, to remind him that she remembered his generosity and appreciated it, to grasp the impossibility of taking back his gift.
There was something revolting in the thought that, in circumstances which would have made sleep an impossibility for most men, he had slept like a log.
It's dear of you, Bill, but you're promising an impossibility.
Apparently he did not, and I refrained from pointing out the impossibility to him because, since he did not venture to say that "the girl" did not live, I felt no concern at his indignation.
BAGHDAD / NINA/ The parliamentary committee on security and defense announced re-the project of the National Guard Law to the government because of the impossibility to pass it in Parliament during the current and the next sessions.