Definition of Out of the question

1. Adjective. Totally unlikely.




Definition of Out of the question

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) impossible to even contemplate ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Out Of The Question

out of stock
out of stock(p)
out of the blue
out of the blue(p)
out of the box
out of the chute
out of the corner of one's eye
out of the frying pan, into the fire
out of the frying pan and into the fire
out of the frying pan into the fire
out of the loop
out of the money
out of the mouths of babes
out of the ordinary
out of the picture
out of the question (current term)
out of the running
out of the way
out of the woods
out of thin air
out of this world
out of touch
out of town
out of towners
out of true
out of tune
out of use(p)
out of view
out of wedlock
out of whack

Literary usage of Out of the question

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1. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1912)
"Point Reyes Out of the Question.—Discovery of Rio San Francisco (Rio San Joaquin).—Return March. TWO days after the departure of the San Antonio, ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Physical argument was out of the question as regarded Mulvaney and the Yorkshireman; and assault on ..."

3. An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman (1845)
"... these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?" §1- Developments growing out of the Question of our Lord's Divinity. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"Since the uniform adoption of the third person is evidently secondary, the originality of the Aramaic as against the Greek is out of the question. ..."

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