be possible

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But tragedians still keep to real names, the reason being that what is possible is credible: what has not happened we do not at once feel sure to be possible: but what has happened is manifestly possible: otherwise it would not have happened.
By thus circumscribing the plan, it will be possible to have an excellent body of well-trained militia, ready to take the field whenever the defense of the State shall require it.
Nor, to generalize, would it ever be possible in the case of number that there should be a common boundary among the parts; they are always separate.
The parts of a line bear a relative position to each other, for each lies somewhere, and it would be possible to distinguish each, and to state the position of each on the plane and to explain to what sort of part among the rest each was contiguous.
And I know that every one will confess that it would be most praiseworthy in a prince to exhibit all the above qualities that are considered good; but because they can neither be entirely possessed nor observed, for human conditions do not permit it, it is necessary for him to be sufficiently prudent that he may know how to avoid the reproach of those vices which would lose him his state; and also to keep himself, if it be possible, from those which would not lose him it; but this not being possible, he may with less hesitation abandon himself to them.
My orthopedic surgeon recommended physical therapy three times a week instead of surgery; he stressed that if I participated in sports such as basketball or tennis, surgery on my knee would be necessary, but that running would be possible without an intact ACL.
For example, it might be possible to offer customers a free pass to a park or a zoo with the rental of five DVDs.
What we have seen to date is probably just the tip of the iceberg when we think of what may be possible, even probable, in the not-so-distant future.
If central tinnitus represents overexcitation or overstimulation because of a loss of inhibition, it might be possible to precisely determine its site of origin by functional magnetic resonance imaging, single-photon emission computed tomography, positron-emission tomography, or other imaging modalities.
Whereas "dialectical reason legislates, it defines what the world (human or total) must be like for dialectical knowledge to be possible...it is Reason cons tituting itself in and through the world." Thus, "the basic intelligibility of dialectical Reason, if it exists, is that of totalization."
This may not always be possible, but its use as a gauge during your daily activity and in teaching can make a huge difference in your priorities and what is accomplished.
It might be possible in a laboratory but at considerable expense, and there is no way to protect cuttings from Dutch elm disease.