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humanly possible

Realistically possible. Usually used in the phrase "as fast as humanly possible," meaning as fast as a person could possibly go. This cab driver needs to go as fast as humanly possible to give us any chance of making our flight! I got ready as fast as humanly possible and still missed the bus.
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everything humanly possible

everything that is in the range of human powers. The rescuers did everything humanly possible to find the lost campers. The doctor tried everything humanly possible to save the patient.
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Mynus is the smoking cessation aid designed to change the way the world quits smoking as it reduces the amount of nicotine consumed gradually while capturing virtually all humanly detectable second-hand smoke and odor with its patent-pending filter.
Add to that Michael Owen's remarkable achievement in winning the European Footballer of the Year award and Liverpool have done as well as is humanly possible, without actually winning a trophy.
Providence, Fortune, and Free Will in Book VI" connects the Legend of Courtesy to Book I in its "concerns about freedom of the will and its relation to both providence and fortune" (169), though Mallette sees the salvation in this book as secular and humanly effected.
Researched up the wazoo and heavily footnoted, Basquiat represents about as much work as one can humanly do and still the miss the point entirely.
Olmert's challenge - and the world community's as well - is to do all that is humanly possible to get Hamas to see that a healthy Palestinian nation is within reach.
While it's been my ongoing experience that a mother of seven must occasionally exert herself, I can, humanly speaking, rarely muster a desire to do so.
With these later works it is as though Neri had learned that not all deaths are humanly willed and violent.
Scotland will have its own parliament "as soon as humanly possible", the new Scottish Secretary of State promises this morning.
Artist Alisa Gabrielle is one of those people who seem to live more lives than are humanly possible.
But here and there is decent work like that of von Gerkan, Marg & Partner, who play a very straight bat, Rocco Design's delicate (though expensive) Boao Canal Village on Hainan island and Shanghai practice MADA's humanly scaled urban buildings for smaller cities.
Thus, the image on the Shroud is definitely not a fraud, forgery, or humanly made artifact of any kind.
Even defeated aspirations remain real; false hopes and illusions become humanly comprehensible.
As the complexity of the model grows so does the number of variable combinations, so it is almost humanly impossible to test every single model combination within a reasonable timeframe using traditional techniques.
He has done everything humanly possible to redeem his life, and those of countless other angry, violence-prone youth.
The architecture is modest, humanly scaled and consciously uninstitutional with the aim of transforming often negative perceptions of healthcare buildings.