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within the bounds of possibility

Possible. You worked so hard this semester that I think an A is within the bounds of possibility.
See also: bound, of, possibility, within

leave open the possibility of (something or doing something)

To maintain or create the possibility of something (happening in the future); to not prevent something (from taking place at some point). We parted ways, but we left open the possibility of working together again sometime.
See also: leave, of, open, possibility

beyond the realm(s) of possibility

Impossible. With my low test grades, I think that getting an A in this class is beyond the realms of possibility.
See also: beyond, of, possibility

within the realm(s) of possibility

Possible; capable of happening. You worked so hard this semester that I think an A is within the realm of possibility.
See also: of, possibility, within

beyond/within the realms of possiˈbility

impossible/possible: A successful outcome is not beyond the realms of possibility.
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George Bernard Shaw explains the possibility thinking in the following words: You see things and you say 'Why'?
Istvan makes use of several concepts derived from the fundamental ontology, such as possibility, being-here, living being, modes of being and finitude in order to apply an existential method to the phenomenon of illness.
Discuss with your fuel company potential delivery problems during a strike and the possibility of delivering fuel during off-hours.
Given that no experimental evidence precluded the possibility, an extra dimension might be even as relatively huge as a millimeter in radius, or roughly the size of a poppy seed, they argued.
The authorities used to determine whether a tax practitioner has met the realistic possibility standard are the same as those used by Regs.
Thus, as "Odyssey of Big Boy" works as perpetual vocal epic, Big Boy Davis - improvisationalist, student of tradition, and blues hero-serves as the sign of the modernity of folk culture, and as the possibility of artistic expression born of eclectic antecedents.
and that there is some realistic possibility of success if the matter is litigated.
Confronted with a new possibility, to be in particles is to ask "Where's the money for that?
Theorists have pointed out that quantum mechanics actually allows the possibility of sending more than two bits per pair of two-state photons.
22) Likewise, failure to comply with the realistic possibility standard set forth in Sec.
As a result of this action, there was no possibility the funds in the reserve would be returned.
It is likely UCLA's season finale Saturday night against Washington will decide the Bruins' fate, but there also is a possibility it could be decided 400 miles away - where Stanford plays host to California in a 7 p.
This beneficiary had other income that was so substantial that the possibility that this power would be exercised was remote.
However, the Institute strongly disagreed with the position on contingent fees and urged expanding the list of authorities on which practitioners may rely to meet the realistic possibility standard.
Previous studies had hinted at the possibility of such long latencies in apparently infected individuals with extremely low antibody levels, says William A.