The possibility has crossed my mind.
"Don't even think about moving up here and leaving me in New York," my new wife snarled, removing that possibility from consideration.
No, I suppose the possibility of snakes does pose a bigger threat.
I think that possibility has been eliminated.
Children had been a possibility after all.
Ahead of him was the possibility of a jail sentence.
Howie and Quinn, and Martha too; they don't know what Julie did so they can't see the possibility of a connection to Julie.
I'd have to say it's a distinct possibility he's a woman thumper.
It was about the possibility of losing him.
And yet, this evening, the possibility was as obvious as it had not been that morning.
He didn't know what that meant or even if it was a possibility that she would one day trust him enough to tell him what was burdening her.
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed.
The possibility tonight could be their last together pained him so deeply he shuddered.
The only possibility-- that she might choose to leave-- hadn't crossed his mind.
The possibility hadn't existed before the trip to the underworld.
He anguished over the possibility, fearful he would be so horror-stricken he'd wake and miss the telling information that would lead to a capture.
We'd discussed the possibility of conducting our business at other sites, should the need arise.
The possibility of escape was nil so secure was our twelve foot square cell.
No, he didn't want to consider the possibility that he might be wrong.
The possibility was frightening.
That served another purpose when the conversation turned to the possibility of another child.
My guess is that you accept the slim possibility that a shark might get you, and swim in the ocean anyway.
So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change.
To admit the possibility of a future seemed to them to insult his memory.
The doctor said they could find no reason for him to stay in a coma, except the possibility of brain damage from lack of oxygen or blood loss.
It's a one way visit, and that is what you fear most, the possibility you turn into what you hate.
There were some pretty strong reasons for you to think of the possibility he might have skipped.
He does not discuss the possibility of successful resistance to the Chaldeans; he simply assumes that the attempt is foolish and wicked, and, like other prophets, he identifies his political programme with the will of God.
The additional possibility of access to all humans' Digital Echoes, to be studied for a million unnoticed causal correlations, will hasten the demise of disease as well and will increase quality of life and longevity.
By the time they crossed the arena, her numbed mind began to accept the possibility of death at his hands.
It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
As much as Dean wanted to press his guest on the possibility that the bones were those of her father, he realized such a question was tasteless and inappropriate.
That assumption would destroy the possibility of the existence of laws, that is, of any science whatever.
None of us admitted to the possibility that the visions were real visits to the past.
She hadn't been able to face the possibility he might not want her or worse-- he was dead.
They hadn't spoken of the possibility of Cynthia's pregnancy since the topic was first mentioned.
If the court thinks there's any possibility Jeff's alive, I'd have to wait years and years.
With each passing day the possibility that Jeffrey Byrne's corpse might not be found became more realistic.
Dean hadn't thought much about Cynthia Byrne's reaction to the ever growing possibility that her husband might be alive.
Certainly his ties to Ethel helped, but Ethel herself knew little and Dean had never told her he was chasing down the possibility that Byrne was alive.
And yet, there was always the possibility of adoption — maybe sometime in the future — maybe.
As Graetz says: "To Jeremiah and Mar Samuel Judaism owes the possibility of existence in a foreign country."
The special form of government was not the important point, but its possibility and its acceptability.
No one I knew of had ever seriously considered the possibility that without any conflict, treaty, war, or even a coin toss, the Soviet Union would simply vote itself into nonexistence in 1991.
She was at that height of bliss when one becomes completely kind and good and does not believe in the possibility of evil, unhappiness, or sorrow.
Had he not seen the possibility of, and passionately desired, the regeneration of the sinful human race, and his own progress to the highest degree of perfection?
What has she given you? he continued hurriedly, evidently no longer trying to show the advantages of peace and discuss its possibility, but only to prove his own rectitude and power and Alexander's errors and duplicity.
The heaviness of his head and chest reminded him of the possibility of suffering and death for himself.
Kutuzov could not yet admit the possibility of retreating beyond Moscow without a battle.
(This Frenchman and one of the German princes serving with the Russian army were discussing the siege of Saragossa and considering the possibility of defending Moscow in a similar manner.)
She consulted a Russian priest as to the possibility of divorce and remarriage during a husband's lifetime, and the priest told her that it was impossible, and to her delight showed her a text in the Gospel which (as it seemed to him) plainly forbids remarriage while the husband is alive.
He thought too of the possibility (which he feared most of all) that Napoleon might fight him with his own weapon and remain in Moscow awaiting him.
Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
This was his acknowledgment of the impossibility of changing a man's convictions by words, and his recognition of the possibility of everyone thinking, feeling, and seeing things each from his own point of view.
The whole meaning of life--not for him alone but for the whole world--seemed to him centered in his love and the possibility of being loved by her.
And while he isn't sure exactly where it was staged, there's a possibility he might have been in the same theatrical company that played Ouray, went broke and left their gear in storage.
The one that gnawed at him, blocked out but begging consideration, was the possibility that Cynthia Byrne was somehow involved.
It is totally different in appearance from the pasture mushroom, and, like it, its characters are so distinct that there is hardly a possibility of making a mistake when its peculiarities are once comprehended.
The method originally used by Huggins, who first conceived and proved the possibility of measuring stellar velocities in the line of sight, was to measure with a filar micrometer the displacement of some well-known line in a stellar spectrum relative to the corresponding line of a terrestrial spectrum.
In the language of the Christian Church the word " infallibility " is used in a more absolute sense, as the freedom from all possibility of error guaranteed by the direct action of the Spirit of God.
Accepting the law he distinguishes productive from permissive or transmissive function (p. 32), and, rejecting the view that brain produces thought, he recognizes that in our present condition brain transmits thought, thought needs brain for its organ of expression; but this does not exclude the possibility of a condition in which thought will be no longer so dependent on brain.
Such arguments as the indivisibility of the soul and its persistence can at most indicate the possibility of immortality.
Mayer made an assumption the converse of that of Seguin, asserting that the whole of the work done in compressing the air was converted into heat, and neglecting the possibility of heat being consumed in doing work within the air itself or being produced by the transformation of internal potential energy.
The possibility of reforming these contracts in some parts of the kingdom has been studied, in the hope of bringing them into closer harmony with the needs of rational cultivation and the exigencies of social justice.
He made desperate efforts to conciliate the population, and succeeded with a few of the nobles, who were led to believe in the possibility of an Italian confederation, including Lombardy and Venetia which would be united to Austria by a personal union alone; but the immense majority of all classes rejected these advances, and came to regard union with Piedmont with increasing favor.
Although Cairoli, upon learning of the Anglo-Ottoman convention in regard to Cyprus, had advised Count Corti of the possibility that Great Britain might seek to placate France by conniving at a French occupation of Tunisia, neither he nor Count Corti had any inkling of the verbal arrangement made between.
Here is what I think he meant: If you could see a theoretical possibility for something in physics—"something that might be true"—then given enough time, you eventually could achieve it in reality.
(If that can be achieved, to my readers under age twelve, I hold out the possibility of Brussels sprouts that taste like chocolate.)
I had not heard anyone predict even the possibility of these two events before they came upon us, in what seemed the blink of an eye.
But there was satisfaction in seeing from day to day the evidence of growing mastery and the possibility of final success.
They talked of peace but did not believe in its possibility; others talked of a battle but also disbelieved in the nearness of an engagement.
Helene smiled, with a look implying that she did not admit the possibility of anyone seeing her without being enchanted.
He firmly believed in the possibility of the brotherhood of men united in the aim of supporting one another in the path of virtue, and that is how Freemasonry presented itself to him.
He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
Pierre did not understand what his benefactor was saying, but he knew (the categories of thoughts were also quite distinct in his dream) that he was talking of goodness and the possibility of being what they were.
Sonya felt that this was true: that the only possibility of retrieving the Rostovs' affairs was by Nicholas marrying a rich woman, and that the princess was a good match.
She saw the possibility of love and happiness between Natasha and Pierre, and the first thought of this filled her heart with gladness.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
Yes. We must warn our battle commanders about the possibility of war with Qatwal.
The next chapter addresses the possibility of ending war.
One thing he continually realized as he read that book: the joy, hitherto unknown to him, of believing in the possibility of attaining perfection, and in the possibility of active brotherly love among men, which Joseph Alexeevich had revealed to him.
Pierre was right when he said one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and now I do believe in it.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation--the possibility of which she did not admit.
On her way home at an early hour when she met no one but bricklayers going to work or men sweeping the street, and everybody within the houses was still asleep, Natasha experienced a feeling new to her, a sense of the possibility of correcting her faults, the possibility of a new, clean life, and of happiness.
But when he returned to the house convinced that Moscow would not be defended, he suddenly felt that what before had seemed to him merely a possibility had now become absolutely necessary and inevitable.
Since Bennigsen, who corresponded with the Emperor and had more influence than anyone else on the staff, had begun to avoid him, Kutuzov was more at ease as to the possibility of himself and his troops being obliged to take part in useless aggressive movements.
He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.
I cannot propose to her at present, but the thought that perhaps she might someday be my wife and that I may be missing that possibility... that possibility... is terrible.
And with an eager face Nicholas began to speak of the possibility of repurchasing Otradnoe before long, and added: "Another ten years of life and I shall leave the children... in an excellent position."
Of course, there was always the possibility that she had come up with the idea of distracting Spenser, but he found that hard to believe.
Alex said it was a possibility that she would see their outbuildings as a food source.
At this point, if you follow my reasoning, we have established at least the possibility of a bright future.
I have had a letter from Mrs. Thaw with regard to the possibility of doing something for these children.
He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.
The story of Ishtar's descent is told to illustrate the possibility of an escape from Irkalla, while the other myth is intended to reconcile the existei:ce of two rulers of Irkalla - a goddess and a god.