humanly possible

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.
See also: humanly, possible
References in classic literature ?
And if it is humanly possible, the matter is simply awful.
Is it humanly possible that ye can ha' come a' the way to Pairth for naething but that?
He got us over there as quick as it was humanly possible.
I do not complain, the trip has pleased me, and the projectile agrees with me; but let us do all that is humanly possible to do the fall somewhere, even if only on the moon.
He had promised to return for An-Tak if it proved humanly possible to do so, and he knew that in the blackness of the tunnel he could locate the foot of the ladder in no other way.
He directed the investigation team to speed up its efforts and complete the case while making every humanly possible effort.
I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi," said Gov.
If the idea of this show was to put together the best blues jam humanly possible, then the organizers have succeeded.
I can assure them I and other Councillors are still working hard to ensure that everything humanly possible is being done to prevent a recurrence of November 2012 here in our City.
ISLAMABAD -- Secretary Election Commission Ishtiak Ahmad said every humanly possible effort was made to ensure peaceful and fair elections and criticism against ECP is not based on facts.
Everything that is humanly possible has been done in London to minimise doping," he said.
Her death was a terrible tragedy, but her family should take comfort from the fact they did everything humanly possible to keep that talented, troubled girl alive.
Barely breaking to speak, the band crammed in as many songs as humanly possible before curfew, paying obvious attention to recent eighth studio album, The Whole Love.
A source close to the selection process said: "We are getting it done as quickly as is humanly possible with all the organisations involved.
Find out if you're a spiv or not by picking up Horse Meat Disco II as soon as humanly possible, released in all formats on Monday.