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Impossible to attain: unattainable goals.

un′at·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′at·tain′a·bly adv.
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in an unattainable manner
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Adv.1.unattainably - in an unattainable manner or to an unattainable degreeunattainably - in an unattainable manner or to an unattainable degree; "this house is unattainably expensive"
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Ah, how far, how unattainably far from him, she was still!
Prior analyses have indicated that pretrial confinement (through denied or unattainably high bail) increases the likelihood of case disposition by plea which is important to consider.
Generally, the differences have diminished just gently and, except for Scandinavia, Germany and Austria, the 3% threshold seems unattainably high.
And it captures the melancholy behind the obvious fact that you can only ever be in one place at a time: wherever you move, countless places will always be unattainably distant.
The strict internal quality controllers only refer a maximum of 3 to 4 percent of coated parts for reprocessing--a hitherto unattainably low level.
By law, contracts in Spain must feature a buyout clause and Madrid have moved to ensure their top players' deals contain unattainably high clauses.
Nabokov dismisses as a figment of Gogol's imagination the unattainably beautiful woman he invented for the sake of duping his gullible mother adding that Gogol "showed complete indifference towards women insofar as the facts of his riper years show" (21).
& Feminism 317, 353 (2006) (finding through empirical study that in a significant number of cases, federal courts have repudiated or misapplied Casey protections, manipulating the undue burden standard to undermine Roe's protections and requiring "unattainably high levels of proof of undue burden").
Concurrently, our hypotheses were situated within the line of research that has demonstrated that the demands of some fundamentalist religions may create unattainably high standards, resulting in feelings of shame for some individuals (Helm et al., 2001).
NEW YORK -- After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.
Judy Garland's character in the Wizard of Oz got it wrong when she thought happiness lay unattainably "over the rainbow," Shawn Achor argues in his first literary effort, 2010's The Happiness Advantage.