Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Possibility"

The meaning of "Possibility" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does There is no, if any, possibility of his going there.
mean?
A: 원문은 좀 어색하게 들려요.
"if any"들어 있는 문장을 만들게요~

Teacher: Ok everyone, be quiet! If any of you say anything I'll stop the movie and we can study

Students:...

If any of the eggs were cracked 땡땡씨 would have to go back to the store.

땡땡씨 would have to go back to the store if any of the eggs were cracked.

Q: What does It is to prevent the possibility of permanent anguish that we can be led to shout our eyes to most of what is around us. mean?
A: I believe they meant “shut your eyes”, not “shout your eyes”.

“We eventually end up shutting our eyes to (ignoring) things happening around us to prevent (avoid, stop from happening) the possibility of getting really hurt.”
Q: What does it is a definite possibility mean?
A: Anything is possible, but some possibilities are more likely to happen than others. A “definite possibility” is one that is very likely to happen, has a better than 50:50 chance of happening.

Judging from how dark those clouds are, I’d say rain in the next hour is a definite possibility.

I worked so hard on this report and it looks great. Getting an A on it is a definite possibility.

You insulted her boyfriend? It’s a definite possibility she’ll be waiting for you at the bus stop to beat you up.
Q: What does 'huge possibilities,as yet, remain tantasingly over the next horizon'. What does this phrase mean?( mainly the last part) mean?
A: Watch the spelling carefully. It should be "tantalisingly" over the next horizon. "Tantalising" means just out of reach. It comes from the Greek myth about Tantalus, who was punished in the afterlife by having to stand in a pool of water and with bunches of grapes hanging near his mouth. Every time he bent down to drink, the water shrank away and every time he reached for some grapes, they rose out of reach. So if something is tantalising it means that you can nearly do it or reach it, but it remains (for the time being) not quite possible.
Q: What does There are, I suppose, three possibilities: the baby will remain in care permanently and move through the adoption process; the baby will return to his biological family after some period in foster care; or the baby’s future is uncertain. mean?
A: It's hard to tell from one sentence alone. Perhaps the child moves up a certain waiting list for adoption as time passes. It could also imply entrusting the child's 'care' to his new adoptive parents.

Example sentences using "Possibility"

Q: Please show me example sentences with There are two possibilities..
A: Yes! "Options" would also fit in most cases.
There are some cases where "choices" and "options" won't fit; usually when you can't change the outcome.

e.g.
"There is the possibilty of rain tomorrow" "Choices" or "options" don't work because you can't change the weather.
Q: Please show me example sentences with possibility.
A: The possibilities (복수형) are endless.

There is a strong possibility that I will be rejected.

Have you considered the possibility that you may be wrong?

My first two ideas didn't work, but I thought of a third possibility.
Q: Please show me example sentences with I want to broaden the possibility as much as I can..
A: i can broaden the possibility of getting a job by asking alot shop owners if they have a jobs available.
Q: Please show me example sentences with possibility.
A: There's a possibility that it will rain this afternoon.
Is there any possibility that you can help me with this?
There is absolutely no possibility that I would ever do something like that.
What is that possibility of you giving me the rest of that sandwich?
Q: Please show me example sentences with possibility.
A: The word possibility comes from modifying the word possible. They are related.

Eg. There is a possibility of rain ☔ tomorrow.
OR
There is a possibility of winning this game

Synonyms of "Possibility" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between possibility and ability ?
A: Possibility: how likely something is to occur
ex.: P1: 'Will it rain tomorrow?'
P2: 'It's possible' (Meaning it might rain tomorrow)
Ability: The power or capability to do something
I think ability refers to things which you have control over,things which you actively do,while 'possibility' refers to things which you don't have control over (events,or the rain for example)
Q: What is the difference between possibility for and possibility of ?
A: There really is no difference, they are used in the exact same context and no additional phrasing has to change in order to substitute one for the other.
Q: What is the difference between possibility and probability ?
A: I would say possibility is what you have the chance to get from something, and probability is the likeliness or rate at which you have the chance to get something.

So I have a bag of 4 marbles. I There are three colors: blue, red, and white. There are 2 red marbles, 1 blue marble and 1 white marble.

I can POSSIBLY get a blue, red, or white marble. I will PROBABLY get a red marble.
Q: What is the difference between possibility and chance ?
A: Right. Saying "I have a chance" implies you are hoping the chance is met. For bad things saying 'there is a chance" is best.
Q: What is the difference between possibility and probability ?
A: "Probability" and "possibility" can both mean likelihood and neither is inherently more likely than the other.

People tend to feel that a probability is more likely but of course the probability may be very low (unlikely).

"...in all probability..." does mean it is most likely.

"Possibility" can also mean something is just possible, again the possibility may be remote (unlikely).

Translations of "Possibility"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Currently, I am looking for the possibility of further development within a part-time position.
A: Currently, I am looking for a part-time position with the possibility of further development within it.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? なぜ英語を学んでいるのかの答えを言いたいのですが、「海外の人と会話を楽しみたいのと自分のビジネスチャンスを広げたい」と言いたいです。become I study English to open up possibilities and I want to enjoy talk to other countries people.is it correct??
A: No.

"I study English to open up possibilities and I want to enjoy talk to other countries people." This is wrong.

"I'm studying English to open up business opportunities and to talk with people from different countries."
Correct.

"I want to have conversations with people overseas and broaden my business opportunities."
Correct.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? there is such a possibility or there is such possibility?
A: There is such possibility is more correct and natural.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? possibility
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Other questions about "Possibility"

Q: There is a slight possibility being loved by you. does this sound natural?
A: Oh ok then you can say: There is a slight possibility of me loving you.
Q: He made possibility about impossible situation also, he made complete victory. does this sound natural?
A: I think you mean "He did the impossible and gained complete victory." or you could say, "In an impossible situation, he claimed complete victory." Also, there is an idiom we use "He snatched victory from the jaws of defeat!"
Q: I am not sure if that really happened, but there are no other possibilities. So I just say there is a high possibility that happened. does this sound natural?
A: If you changed it to "there were" and "there was" it would be:

"I was not sure if that really happened, but there were no other possibilities. So I just say there was a high possibility that happened."

I prefer:

I am not sure if that really happened, but there are no other possibilities. So I just say there is a high possibility that it did.

Q: There might be a possibility of getting in trouble. does this sound natural?
A: "There's a chance [we'll/you'll/etc.] get in trouble." That sounds the most natural to me.
Q: Which has more possibility, possibly or probably?
A: Probably.

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