In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1inconcebibleinimaginableit is unthinkable that … — (+ subj) es inconcebible que
- it would be unthinkable for them to refuse — sería inconcebible que se negaran
- Such draconian measures would be almost unthinkable in a democratic system.
- His creed, and his actions, are unthinkable, but he is also our invention.
- By 60, you've learnt to think the unthinkable and, even better, to say the unsayable.
- Yet think of other Scots for whom such a remedy would be unthinkable.
- Other families with other children, he says, have suffered unthinkable loss.
- When a team is embroiled in a relegation battle a meagre point never seems quite enough to quench the fear of the unthinkable.
- Such events seemed unthinkable to most mainstream commentators a few years ago.
- A couple of decades ago, such an event happening in England would have been unthinkable.
- Less than a decade ago such adjoining public events would have been unthinkable.
- In its 18 years in power it pressed ahead with previously unthinkable policies.
- Thankfully Ferguson was one of them too, and the unthinkable defeat became merely an unpalatable draw.
- What are the frontlines of defence against such an unthinkable catastrophe?
- Before the event got under way, that prospect seemed pretty much unthinkable.
- A whole winter brooding on the events of August would be unthinkable for such a meticulous mind.
- In extreme cases it can also lead to suicide and, unthinkable but not unheard of, the death of a child at the hands of its own mother.
- To involve them in a new set of dangers would have been unthinkable.
- That any Trade Union could ever be expelled from the Party was once unthinkable.
- No one should be naive enough to believe these possibilities are unthinkable.
- He says the ghoulish graveyard thefts would have been unthinkable in an earlier age.
- In such a situation a handshake is unthinkable and a mere waving of one hand is somehow too frivolous.
1the unthinkable — lo inimaginable
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