Origin of possibility
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Examples from the Web for possibilities
Mr. Bachner stayed because he realized the city is filled with artisans and the possibilities fascinated him.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
Parker left the place that he knew for the possibilities that he would not have had in the Texas of a generation ago.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
The possibilities seem endless: Who needs a trip to the liquor store when the toddler can turn water into wine, amirite?Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?
December 21, 2014
The possibilities of the types of cuisine that can be made are endless once you turn pot into butter (or oil) to cook with.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
He produced for the airlines awaiting delivery of 747 fleets sketches of the possibilities.The Sexy Dream of the 747
October 26, 2014
They are valuable, but he can do but common things with them because he knows not their possibilities.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
One could not help feeling that he had studied the possibilities, and felt the danger.
She had studied much over the possibilities of this girl's costume.
Do you see the possibilities, or the certainties of failure?
- the state or condition of being possible
- anything that is possible
- a competitor, candidate, etc, who has a moderately good chance of winning, being chosen, etc
- (often plural) a future prospect or potentialmy new house has great possibilities
Word Origin and History for possibilities
late 14c., "condition of being possible," from Old French possibilité (13c.) and directly from Latin possibilitatem (nom. possibilitas) "possibility," from possibilis (see possible (adj.)). Meaning "a possible thing or substance" is from c.1400. Related: Possibilities.