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 ?
"If the thing is mathematically possible, why should it not be humanly!--And if it is humanly possible, the matter is simply awful." I interrupted him in his soliloquy:
"We shall do all that it is humanly possible to do!...But he may stop us at the first step!...He commands the walls, the doors and the trapdoors.
"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 went right in, and began to do for Antonia; but she laid there with her eyes shut and took no account of me.
"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.
Van Aanholt allegedly tweeted on Tuesday that the newlypromoted Blades "wanted it more" and that "it's not humanly possible" to get going "week in, week out".
Summary: Dubai [UAE], Aug 12 (ANI): Despite admitting to have Australia pacer Pat Cummins for all five Test matches, head coach Justin Langer has said that it won't be 'humanly possible' for the bowler to play all the matches.
THE wanton mayhem caused by eight bomb explosions in different cities of Sri Lanka, including the capital Colombo, needs to be condemned in the most stringent manner humanly possible.
Meanwhile, Wheeler is pushing as hard as humanly possible to roll back vital environmental protections he thinks stand between his polluter patrons and bigger profits.
Meanwhile, Governor Tambuwal has reassured the citizens of the state that his administration will do anything humanly possible to protect the residents as well as the citizens of the state.
MICHAEL Schumacher's family issued a rare public statement around his medical condition on the eve of his 50th birthday, stating they are "doing everything humanly possible" to help the seven-time Formula One world champion.
Justice (r) Hani Muslim said that he took all humanly possible efforts to improve the working of different departments of Sindh/federal governments in order to achieve the object for which the commission was constituted.
Zardari, said the people of Thar will not be left alone to fend for themselves at a time of need and directed the provincial government to make all humanly possible efforts to provide them relief.
If this government says that somehow it's unfair to listen to the stories of victims, they're even more out of touch than I thought humanly possible.'