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improbable

General Crossword Questions for “improbable”

  • Unlikely
  • Rogue having the skill to conceal rifle is unlikely

Encyclopedia

  • The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to scientific humor, in the form of a satirical take on the standard academic journal. AIR, published six times a year since 1995, usually showcases at least one piece. — “Annals of Improbable Research - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Improbable theatre is a UK theatre company founded in 1996 by Lee Simpson, Phelim McDermott, Julian Crouch (Artistic Directors) and producer Nick Sweeting. Improbable is funded by Arts Council England, London.[1] The theatre company has produced twelve shows. — “Improbable theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Climbing Mount Improbable is a 1996 popular science book by Richard Dawkins. The book is about probability and how it applies to the theory of evolution, and specifically is designed to debunk claims by creationists about the probability of. — “Climbing Mount Improbable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • There had been instances in China in which favoritism such as this had caused national disturbance and disaster; and thus the matter became a subject of public animadversion, and it seemed not improbable that people would begin to allude even to the example of Yô-ki-hi.[5]... — “The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu
  • The existence of the treasure, barely concealed in this improbable spot, laid a burden of secrecy upon every contemplated step, upon every intention and plan of future conduct. — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • The first cultivators of the medical art pretended to nothing beyond an acquaintance with the medicinal qualities of herbs and simples; it is not improbable that inasmuch as the vegetable world is nourished and raised to the surface of the earth in a great degree by the heat of the sun, a ground was thereby afforded for allegorically saying that Apollo, or the Sun, was the discoverer of the healing art.]... — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • Such a spiritual seer might have conceived, that, after sustaining the gaze of the multitude through several miserable years as a necessity, a penance, and something which it was a stern religion to endure, she now, for one last time more, encountered it freely and voluntarily, in order to convert what had so long been agony into a kind of triumph. "Look your last on the scarlet letter and its wearer!"–the people's victim and lifelong bond-slave, as they fancied her, might say to them. "Yet a little while, and she will be beyond your reach! A few hours longer and the deep, mysterious ocean will quench and hide for ever the symbol which ye have caused to burn on her bosom!" Nor were it an inconsistency too improbable to be assigned to human nature, should we suppose a feeling of regret in Hester's mind, at the moment when she was about to win her freedom from the pain which had been thus deeply incorporated with her being. — “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • As soon as I was comfortably established for the morning in my pretty little studio, the first resolution at which I arrived was to turn my steps no more in the direction of the apartments occupied by the master of the house, except in the very improbable event of his honouring me with a special invitation to pay him another visit. — “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins
  • out so little, that it is very improbable that they should meet at all,... — “Pride and prejudice” by Jane Austen

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