Definitions

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  • adv. Not possibly; in an impossible manner.
  • adv. To the point of impossibility.
  • adv. Contrary to what had been thought possible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not possibly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not possibly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a degree impossible of achievement

Etymologies

impossible +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now, walking across campus, on course for what could be termed an impossibly random celestial event, he -- deep in thought, stroking his Clark Gable mustache, she -- in a hurry to connect with old friends, they -- the progeny of two of America's most influential leaders... collided.

    Robert J. Benz: Women for Women: Nettie Washington Douglass Summons the Strength of Her Gender

  • It is magnificently if rustically beautiful with red clay earth covered in impossibly green foliage.

    Chiapas as Bubba - Imperfection Personified

  • Every now and then he still heard of her, living down there, spending her days out in the woods and fields, and sometimes even her nights, they said, and steadily growing poorer and thinner and more eccentric; becoming, in short, impossibly difficult, as only

    Tatterdemalion

  • She's being called impossibly glamorous -- the French president's new wife is drawing frenzied comparisons to Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2008

  • CHETRY: Well, the "Times of London" called her impossibly glamorous.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2008

  • Simna ibn Sind was his gnomic apprentice, wielding a sword impossibly larger than himself.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • The combination I am trying to describe as impossibly desirable is that not only of beauty and goodness -- I suppose there are really many who have those; but -- goodness and fascination!

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

  • The result is Sissy's adventure, which online game reviewers have called "impossibly cute."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • "The Government is creating the notion of impossibly huge deficits ... in almost every respect this bill is a shocker."

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Nor was it some kind of impossibly complex scheme Mr. Andrews was caught up in.

    The New Soft-Bitten Journalists

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