within the realm(s) of possibility

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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
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beyond/within the realms of possiˈbility

impossible/possible: A successful outcome is not beyond the realms of possibility.
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All this within six months -- the very fact that such a battery of events is not just within the realms of possibility but now imminent speaks to the febrile state we are in.
It is within the realms of possibility that the resolution of the porcupine case of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif may find its way onto the agenda.
Many in the local jewellery trade believe it is within the realms of possibility. And they are also keeping an eye on the dollar, when they state their expectations for near-term gold rates.
The study, from Currys PC World, shows that past generations had hopes that were at least attainable with ability and hard work: scientist, doctor, pilot were genuinely ambitious, while secretary, sales assistant and builder stayed within the realms of possibility.
"At that rate you can easily get to well over 1,000 and, within the realms of possibility, 1,500."
His eye-catching form, which sees him top the European rankings and thirdranked in the Commonwealth, suggests that a medal in both is well within the realms of possibility in what will be his debut in a senior major championship.
Lorenz added that a meter of storm surge, a meter of tides, is certainly within the realms of possibility for Titan, but if it can be seen with Cassini is another matter.
Dishonored's trick is in the way it hands the keys to said vengeance over to the player; the choice for a bloodless reprisal entirely within the realms of possibility. This same freedom of choice prevails through the ever challenging and gratifying adventure, as the storyline branches and the game's setting of Dunwall morphs depending on the player's approach.
It is once more within the realms of possibility that the European Parliament and Council could reach a general agreement on the reform of prudential banking rules, known as CRD IV-CRR (a regulation and a directive) during the next round of three-way political talks.
"The Institute of Leadership & Management has been working with futurologist Dr Ian Pearson to see what the next 10 years may hold - he believes that 3D technology will revolutionise virtual meetings, while cordless energy, augmented reality and the miniaturisation of IT are all within the realms of possibility in the next 10 years.
It is hard to argue that he didn't stay the trip at Epsom, but he certainly wasn't at his strongest at the finish and it is within the realms of possibility that he might find a couple of rivals too strong close home in the testing ground.
Second, that the call will be answered as soon as possible - it's well within the realms of possibility that my call could be answered much more quickly if they put more, and better trained, staff on.
A gripping and well-written story that flows with speed through events that seem far-fetched but within the realms of possibility, this will be enjoyed by older children and young teenagers.
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