One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In an unexpected or unlikely manner.‘monasteries perch improbably on crags and cliff tops’‘a barbecue lunch including, improbably, a jar of caviar each’as submodifier ‘everyone in the film is improbably gorgeous’
- ‘The main character is a dancer, who improbably has absolutely no problem getting involved with a crack dealer.’
- ‘The book is a tedious affair that meanders along the journey of its plot before marooning us in an improbably happy ending.’
- ‘The Italian composer was born, improbably enough, at Newcastle upon Tyne.’
- ‘The curved capsule seems improbably fragile, like a giant insect cocoon lodged among the trees.’
- ‘Improbably yet convincingly, the film ends on an optimistic note.’
- ‘He and his adversary the sheriff improbably both sleep with the same woman.’
- ‘A frustratingly large number of improbably tall people seemed to enjoy competing with each other to see who could spend the most time stood directly in front of me.’
- ‘This year, summer has appeared improbably early.’
- ‘There have long been debates about the accuracy of composers' metronome marks, many of which have seemed improbably slow or fast to later generations.’
- ‘Everyone in the film is improbably gorgeous.’
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