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  • adv. In an impracticable way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an impracticable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impracticable manner.

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

  • adv. to an impracticable degree


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  • It occurs to me that the swimsuit is actually impossible, unless it is impracticably (and nastily) stretchy (mmm, Spandex).

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  • Lawyers had criticized the provision as impracticably vague because it is possible to define an individual market in many different ways.

    China's Antitrust Rules

  • He never gave a partial decision, nor a decision so impracticably just that it must lead to disorder.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Yet when the beautiful creature lay stretched at my feet it seemed as if I had been guilty of wanton cruelty, and I wished my aim had miscarried, proud as I had just before been of having done execution at what looked to be an impracticably long range.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • The stitches may vary in length, they must neither be impracticably long nor, on the other hand, too much cut up, lest the silky effect be partly lost.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • His religion has nothing in it enthusiastic or superstitious: he appears neither weakly credulous nor wantonly sceptical; his morality is neither dangerously lax, nor impracticably rigid.

    Life of Addison, 1672-1719

  • Christ on the necessity of becoming as little children as a condition of entering the Kingdom of Heaven, we are not so injudicious as to act upon any such belief; nay, we find ourselves obliged to revise and re-interpret the wisdom of the Gospels when we find it too impracticably childish.

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  • Secundus was a man of impracticably brutal character, who was determined to carry out his instructions to the letter.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • Men were absurd in many ways; lovably like Jasper, impracticably like her father, odiously like that grotesquely supine creature in the chair.

    'Twixt Land and Sea

  • The space was almost impracticably small; and the Irish wenches combined the extreme of bashfulness about this innocent display with a surprising impudence and roughness of address.

    Essays of Travel


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