In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unlikely)improbablepoco probableit is highly improbable that they will survive — es muy improbable / poco probable que sobrevivan
- And yet, improbable as it had seemed for most of the afternoon, they won.
- These are sitcom characters whose emotional states swing instantly to match the twists and turns of a wholly improbable plot.
- Before we knew it, we were celebrating one of the greatest and most improbable victories of all time.
- There was nothing inherently or apparently improbable or unbelievable about the story given by the Colleys.
- She is a most improbable superstar, this small, talkative, unshowy, and resoundingly English mother of two.
- On any view it seems highly improbable that these funds represent legitimate taxed earnings.
- My mind raced through one improbable scenario after the next.
- The proposition is that everything is possible - no matter how improbable, if you devise the correct marketing strategy.
- A mere year ago this outcome would have been considered wildly improbable.
- No matter how improbable it may seem to you in this terrible time, someday you will laugh again.
- The most improbable of explanations were routinely passed off as worthy of serious consideration.
- Such constant failure is puzzling, not to mention statistically improbable.
- That's an area where it seems improbable to go that fast because it's so congested.
- What follows in the film is one improbable set-up after another, until it ends with the most ludicrous ending ever.
- Well, it's a theory, an improbable one, but harmless fun to contemplate.
- As improbable as it may sound, even the construction business is turning to outsourcing.
- They don't even seem to be bothered that many of their stories contradict one another or are highly improbable.
- Absurd and improbable it may be, but the government is unlikely to worry about lack of majority support.
- No flight of fancy was too improbable, no wild accusation too unlikely.
- I personally do not find the idea inherently improbable.
- I have a neat piece of software with the improbable name of Delicious Library.
- The trainer of the Queen's pigeons, an East Anglian with the improbable name of Carlo Napolitano, was at Sun City.
- They and their two children live nearby in a crazy, book-filled house at the furthest end of an improbable road.
- Going for gold in the ‘most improbable name for a PR bunny’ event is exotic Tiggy Tonks.
- And they can all wear entirely improbable costumes and still look good.
- A chap by the improbable name of Monty Nebinger emails to offer his services.
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