I have only three possible answers.
It was possible after all - but was it moral?
"That's not possible right now," Len said.
Was it possible for him to sleep through this weather?
It was possible that his father had given up on him.
"We should go as soon as possible," Cynthia said.
If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
Isn't it possible to help them?
First: It is possible to eliminate diseases.
For every tragedy, there is a possible happy ending.
Was this a possible way to salvage our operation that otherwise was doomed to wreckage?
She was missing for several weeks and they did everything possible to get me to say I took her though I was innocent.
Is it possible to replace all our organs with freshly grown new ones created from our own cells?
Is it possible to end war?
She and Mavra Kuzminichna tried to get as many of the wounded as possible into their yard.
Ahead of her lay college and a possible career in journalism.
This is off the record but someone else thought to be a possible lead to the tipster was threatened recently.
It was Molly, not me, who devised a possible solution.
It wasn't possible she was meant for Darkyn.
And after they become possible, they will become very inexpensive.
What would be possible then?
Maybe you will agree it to be possible, but after reading this chapter, you will likely think it is improbable.
It wasn't out of the realm of the possible that the information he needed was hidden in some sort of sadistic treasure hunt created by the sociopathic goddess who held the title of Death before him.
How was it possible they looked exactly alike, yet were so different?
This is not possible without the Internet. 6.
Was it possible that their accent was in large, contrived?
Of course, it was possible that Darkyn combined the souls into Deidre's new body, after raising her from the dead-dead.
"Is it possible that this stranger has now become everything to me?" she asked herself, and immediately answered, "Yes, everything!
Is it possible to plan or think of anything now?
"I don't believe it's possible," he said and then thought to himself, and because I'm not going to be alive too much longer.
Isn't it possible that you were also dreaming, and you were the one who spoke?
When she smiled doubt was no longer possible, it was Natasha and he loved her.
Sure, that sounded possible... if he didn't spend every day at the barn.
It is certainly possible to conceive of a single day without war.
Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.
When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
The old lady's condition was understood by the whole household though no one ever spoke of it, and they all made every possible effort to satisfy her needs.
Was it possible that Cade actually was a homosexual?
While I suppose we were pleased Howie was moving on, we dreaded the possible ramifications.
That's possible but I can't wait to hear what your buddy Howie has to say about it.
"Don't think it's possible for me to leave, so whenever you're ready …" "You're calling me a chicken," he said.
Then he exited the room as quietly as possible, leaving the door open so they would hear if she woke in the night.
"It is possible," agreed the Wizard, "if this proves to be the path she usually takes.
So isn't it just possible that it could end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war?
So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?
That is what we expect to be able to do, because it is theoretically possible in a hundred different ways.
It is altogether possible that many people would want to have conversations with their dogs mainly because they regard their dogs as sentient.
Try to think of the advances we have seen so far in history as the very tip of the iceberg, a hint of what is possible, not even being within sight of what is possible.
It will undoubtedly make the most profitable seeds possible but not necessarily the healthiest.
Whenever it is possible, my dog accompanies me on a walk or ride or sail.
Helen was petted and caressed enough to spoil an angel; but I do not think it is possible to spoil her, she is too unconscious of herself, and too loving.
By watching them, she learned to treat her pupil as nearly as possible like an ordinary child.
Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man?
In my opinion perpetual peace is possible but--I do not know how to express it... not by a balance of political power....
"Is it possible?" exclaimed Anna Mikhaylovna.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
"You must walk, walk as much as possible, as much as possible," he said.
* "Indeed, Sire, we shall do everything it is possible to do, Sire."
Is it possible that not one of all these men will notice me?
Unconsciously imitating her father, she now tried to express herself as he did, as much as possible by signs, and her tongue too seemed to move with difficulty.
If only it were possible for me to see her once more!
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
In view of all this information, when the enemy has scattered his forces in large detachments, and with Napoleon and his Guards in Moscow, is it possible that the enemy's forces confronting you are so considerable as not to allow of your taking the offensive?
At Austerlitz he remained last at the Augezd dam, rallying the regiments, saving what was possible when all were flying and perishing and not a single general was left in the rear guard.
He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
Is it possible that he died in the bitter frame of mind he was then in?
"Is it possible to forget?" said she.
He alone could play on the clavichord that ecossaise (his only piece) to which, as he said, all possible dances could be danced, and they felt sure he had brought presents for them all.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
Was it possible this was the same killer we were tracking, fifteen years later?
Dean explained, as succinctly as possible, their concern for this child who'd spent six months in their care.
Such a thing is not possible without the Internet. 4.
Accountability must be at as low a level as possible, so that if government officials mess up, they answer to constituents in their locality.
In the absence of efficient communication, potential belligerents are left to impute the worst possible motives to the unexplained actions of others.
That's what interests me about this story (which may or may not be purely true): What Simonides did—recalling the names and locations of everyone at a large banquet—is described as entirely possible and an enviable, practical skill.
The lectures are spelled into my hand as rapidly as possible, and much of the individuality of the lecturer is lost to me in the effort to keep in the race.
We had hurried through the dish-washing after luncheon, in order that we might have as long an afternoon as possible for the story.
I read it as much as possible without the help of notes or dictionary, and I always like to translate the episodes that please me especially.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
Is it possible for the College to accommodate itself to these unprecedented conditions, so as to enable me to pursue my studies at Radcliffe?
Surely there are hearts and hands ever ready to make it possible for generous intentions to be wrought into noble deeds.
The deaf person with sight looks at the fingers of his companion, but it is also possible to feel them.
It was Dr. Howe who, by his work with Laura Bridgman, made Miss Sullivan's work possible: but it was Miss Sullivan who discovered the way to teach language to the deaf-blind.
I hurried the preparations for our departure as much as possible, and here we are.
To be sure, the deaf school is the only thing possible for children educated by the State.
It brings me into closer and tenderer relationship with those I love, and makes it possible for me to enjoy the sweet companionship of a great many persons from whom I should be entirely cut off if I could not talk.
Helen's mind is so gifted by nature that she seems able to understand with only the faintest touch of explanation every possible variety of external relations.
The summer, in some climates, makes possible to man a sort of Elysian life.
To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!
At a certain season of our life we are accustomed to consider every spot as the possible site of a house.
But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and uncommitted.
I do not flatter myself, but if it be possible they flatter me.
But above all harvest as early as possible, if you would escape frosts and have a fair and salable crop; you may save much loss by this means.
A voice said to him--Why do you stay here and live this mean moiling life, when a glorious existence is possible for you?
As I sounded through the ice I could determine the shape of the bottom with greater accuracy than is possible in surveying harbors which do not freeze over, and I was surprised at its general regularity.
Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government?
It was as if all the powers of his soul were concentrated on passing the commander in the best possible manner, and feeling that he was doing it well he was happy.
It was no longer possible for the hussars to retreat with the infantry.
Can it be possible? she thought, not daring to look at his face, but still feeling his eyes gazing at her.
"Is it possible that Amelie" (Mademoiselle Bourienne) "thinks I could be jealous of her, and not value her pure affection and devotion to me?"
They all had but one wish: to advance as soon as possible against the enemy under the Emperor's command.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
But was it really not possible for Kutuzov to state his views plainly to the Emperor?
Is it possible that on account of court and personal considerations tens of thousands of lives, and my life, my life," he thought, "must be risked?"
On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me.
"Come, let's argue then," said Prince Andrew, "You talk of schools," he went on, crooking a finger, "education and so forth; that is, you want to raise him" (pointing to a peasant who passed by them taking off his cap) "from his animal condition and awaken in him spiritual needs, while it seems to me that animal happiness is the only happiness possible, and that is just what you want to deprive him of.
But as soon as he thought of what he should say, he felt that Prince Andrew with one word, one argument, would upset all his teaching, and he shrank from beginning, afraid of exposing to possible ridicule what to him was precious and sacred.
Denisov evidently tried to expose Rostov to danger as seldom as possible, and after an action greeted his safe return with evident joy.
I feel like sitting down on my heels, putting my arms round my knees like this, straining tight, as tight as possible, and flying away!
Closing his eyes, he bowed a la francaise, without taking leave, and trying to attract as little attention as possible, he left the room.
As soon as we have a certain number of worthy men in every state, each of them again training two others and all being closely united, everything will be possible for our order, which has already in secret accomplished much for the welfare of mankind.
She was not concerned about the Emperor or any of those great people whom Peronskaya was pointing out--she had but one thought: Is it possible no one will ask me, that I shall not be among the first to dance?
It seemed that in this company the insignificance of those people was so definitely accepted that the only possible attitude toward them was one of good humored ridicule.
To throw off this burden as quickly as possible, on the third day after his arrival he went, angry and scowling and without answering questions as to where he was going, to Mitenka's lodge and demanded an account of everything.
She saw the coldness and malevolence with which the old prince received and dismissed the young men, possible suitors, who sometimes appeared at their house.
I cannot come to visit you but is it possible that I shall never see you?
"But is it possible that all is really ended?" asked Pierre.
The only reasonable thing left to do is to conclude peace as soon as possible, before we are turned out of Petersburg.
In the troubled waters of conflicting and intersecting intrigues that eddied about the Emperor's headquarters, it was possible to succeed in many ways unthinkable at other times.
One could see that he wished to pass through the rooms as quickly as possible, finish with the bows and greetings, and sit down to business in front of a map, where he would feel at home.
What theory and science is possible about a matter the conditions and circumstances of which are unknown and cannot be defined, especially when the strength of the acting forces cannot be ascertained?
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
The question was no longer whether this was possible, but only which was the better match and how the matter would be regarded at court.
"I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her face and whole manner were so serious, though she was still holding the ends of her handkerchief, that the major ceased smiling and after some reflection-- as if considering in how far the thing was possible--replied in the affirmative.
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
As long as this news remained unofficial it was possible to doubt it, but the next day the following communication was received from Count Rostopchin:
He had pictured each of those young ladies as almost all honest-hearted young men do, that is, as a possible wife, adapting her in his imagination to all the conditions of married life: a white dressing gown, his wife at the tea table, his wife's carriage, little ones, Mamma and Papa, their relations to her, and so on--and these pictures of the future had given him pleasure.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
It is only possible to capture prisoners if they agree to be captured, just as it is only possible to catch a swallow if it settles on one's hand.
And now it will never, never be possible to put it right.
His actions--without the smallest deviation--were all directed to one and the same threefold end: (1) to brace all his strength for conflict with the French, (2) to defeat them, and (3) to drive them out of Russia, minimizing as far as possible the sufferings of our people and of our army.
The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
Is it possible that the meaning of life was not disclosed to him before he died? thought Pierre.
In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
Of course, it was possible that someone might harm her.
A 24-hour guard wasn't possible and arresting him would only make him more dangerous.
Was it possible that he was equally interested in Mary?
We hashed out a possible way to move forward.
No. I honestly don't think that's possible but he is seeing something.
I don't see any possible connection, much less this so-called time travel.
What we're doing together blows my imagination so I'll devote as much time and energy as I can possible muster to optimizing our results.
We just had to do the most good possible while we had the chance.
That's why I put him as a possible for killing my neighbor Annie.
Could you possible page them?
I'll let her think that's possible while I confirm or dismiss what she tells me.
"Not possible," he said.
How was it possible they were in the mortal realm?
It wasn't possible that it could affect their life together.
But it's possible, right?
He didn't think it was possible for that to happen twice, but if it were … Would it matter?
It was possible that he never had the will changed from the time that he considered Carmen his only choice as a partner.
It was possible that Alex was making no progress with her because she actually didn't want what she was asking for.
Since they still didn't know why he attacked her or Alex, they considered it possible that he might return.
The doctor thought that was possible and said that if he was still improving Friday, he would release him from the hospital.
Sitting through it, she didn't think it was ever possible to be prepared for the news.
Death is the most universal experience possible, true, but it's also the most personal.
"That's … possible," he allowed.
Was it possible to make a private deal, outside the visibility of the other deities?
"That's not possible," she said.
As for reaching the top of the earth, I have never heard that it is possible to do that, and if you succeeded in getting there you would probably fall off.
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
It wouldn't be possible for even me to get up to that crack--or through it if I got there.
"Is it possible that you are a Real Horse?" he murmured.
"Not only possible, but true," replied Jim, who was gratified by the impression he had created.
Is it possible to tweak our genome to remove aging?
They accurately described the construction of DNA as a double helix and showed how its structure made replication both possible and reliable.
Those final nine words stuck in my mind: Since it might be possible, it must be possible.
This she did by repeating to me as far as possible, verbatim, what she heard, and by showing me how I could take part in the conversation.
I knew I could not see; but it did not seem possible that all the eager, loving children who gathered round me and joined heartily in my frolics were also blind.
Whenever it was possible, I touched the machinery while it was in motion, so as to get a clearer idea how the stones were weighed, cut, and polished.
In the electrical building we examined the telephones, autophones, phonographs, and other inventions, and he made me understand how it is possible to send a message on wires that mock space and outrun time, and, like Prometheus, to draw fire from the sky.
There's no great hurry, and I want to get as much as possible out of my studies.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
They were a real cereal fruit which I ripened, and they had to my senses a fragrance like that of other noble fruits, which I kept in as long as possible by wrapping them in cloths.
"No, friend," said a pleasant and, as it seemed to Prince Andrew, a familiar voice, "what I say is that if it were possible to know what is beyond death, none of us would be afraid of it.
Ferapontov's wife and children were also sitting in a cart waiting till it was possible to drive out.
"No, it's not possible!" he cried aloud.
For a few seconds they gazed silently into one another's eyes--and what had seemed impossible and remote suddenly became possible, inevitable, and very near.
Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.
In the domain of jurisprudence, which consists of discussions of how a state and power might be arranged were it possible for all that to be arranged, it is all very clear; but when applied to history that definition of power needs explanation.
Only the possible ones get linked up with a consecutive series of commands corresponding to a series of events, and are executed.
He had offered to help in any way possible and she had found a way.
"Possible, I suppose," Dean said.
This is made possible by technology and the Internet, which is used to connect buyers and sellers worldwide and bring information (world commodity prices) to the far reaches of the globe.
Though I passed over it as gently as possible, the slight undulations produced by my boat extended almost as far as I could see, and gave a ribbed appearance to the reflections.
Could it be possible that he would receive that thrashing?