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Related to possibly: rather than, optimal, divisive, endeavors
anything is possible
Any outcome could occur. No one expects the team to advance beyond the first round of the tournament, but, then again, anything is possible. The election is neck and neck. Anything's possible at this point.
best of both possible worlds
The most ideal or desirable attributes of two different things, situations, or circumstances. We hope that by forming a bipartisan committee we will be able form a body that represents the best of both possible worlds. I believe college gives you the best of both possible worlds: a place where both study and social life can thrive.
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.
as far as possibleand so far as possible
as much as possible; to whatever degree is possible. We must try, as far as possible, to get people to stop smoking in buses. As far as possible, the police will issue tickets to all speeding drivers. I'll follow your instructions so far as possible.
as soon as
at the moment that; at the time that; when. I fell asleep as soon as I lay down. John ate dinner as soon as he came home.
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.
*soon as possible
at the earliest time. (*Also: as ~.) I'm leaving now. I'll be there as soon as possible. Please pay me soon as possible.
as far as possiblealso so far as possible
if you can You should avoid that topic as far as possible.Related vocabulary: as far as
as soon as possible
in the least amount of time there can be We need an ambulance as soon as possible! Someone has been hurt!Related vocabulary: as soon as
as soon as
when We'll come as soon as we can.Related vocabulary: as soon as possible
as soon as something
immediately after something As soon as the kids fall asleep, the phone rings.
as far as possible
Also, so far as possible. To the greatest extent, degree, or amount that is attainable. For example, I want to drive as far as possible today, or It was very complicated, but he promised to explain it so far as possible.
as soon as
1. When, just after, as in Please call me as soon as dinner is ready, or As soon as the sun goes down, the temperature drops dramatically. [Late 1200s]
2. At the earliest moment that, as in Telephone me as soon as you can. It often takes the form as soon as possible, meaning at the earliest possible moment, as in He'll finish the work as soon as possible. This expression employs possible in the sense of "if it can or could be," a usage dating from the late 1600s.