Usage examples for improbable

  1. Suppose, if you will, that we are all poets, which seems improbable; so that each of us could turn his aspect into a vivid image distinct from a tree. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  2. If what I hear of another of them be true, it is not very improbable that he may soon follow his example. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  3. That a good novel should have been produced in India was, therefore, until very recent times improbable; that it should have been successful in England was still less to be expected. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  4. That any of these should owe their existence in Ireland to accidental introduction appears to me exceedingly improbable. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  5. " It's quite improbable that their landlady would have bedrooms for us," said Cousin Clare. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  6. The officers who had accompanied me had also told him that, as we had not seen more than twenty rebels in arms at a time, he was not at all likely to encounter more than that number, though it was improbable that any would venture to attack him. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Hereafter we shall be hunting ducks with an airplane- something new, but not at all improbable, especially when it is the Thunder Bird doing the hunting. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  8. The peasant's supposition was not improbable. – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. That would seem to make my impression less improbable, perhaps. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  10. Luckily, it's all very improbable. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  11. " You can know nothing of women," was the end of his reflections, " if you do not know that what seems most improbable is what is most likely to be true. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. It came into my mind more than once that mayhap Pierre had found even among the king's troops an old friend, improbable though this possibility might be; but if such was the case the lad never admitted it, and to this day it is impossible for me to say how he learned so much concerning York Town and the enemy who occupied it, in that one visit of four or five hours. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  13. But they went, and they were allowed to go, because the insult was more improbable than fire, while the defence was sure. – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  14. I will look into this improbable story. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  15. It is improbable but not impossible that we may meet again. – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  16. Such a scene would be worthy of being classed among the most improbable; but as it would not be absolutely impossible, may not an attempt be made to treat it as a reality? – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  17. But the terms are not precise enough to make the date 1181 improbable. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  18. Though improbable, still the suggestion will be a relief to sensitive souls. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  19. How distant and improbable the scheme then appeared! – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  20. It seemed to Graves that he must have seen him before; and yet that was very improbable. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln