exhaust the possibilities

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  • It seems to me that these three theories exhaust the possibilities of the case. Cited from The Darrow Enigma, by Melvin L. Severy
  • Before turning towards the mystery beyond the grave, let us first exhaust the possibilities of the mystery here on earth. Cited from The Unknown Guest, by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • They should not be given all at once, but one at a time, the child allowed to exhaust the possibilities of each before another is added. Cited from Study of Child Life, by Marion Foster Washburne
  • Do man and nature exhaust the possibilities of being? Cited from Choice Specimens of American Literature, And Literary Reader, by Martin
  • Even this does not exhaust the possibilities of the immediate future. Cited from The War and Democracy, by Seton-Watson, Wilson, Zimmern and Greenwood
  • "We will exhaust the possibilities of this world first, sir." Cited from The Grey Room, by Eden Phillpotts
  • But this does not exhaust the possibilities of his nature. Cited from Bergson and His Philosophy, by J. Gunn
  • We must not forget that our poor little plea for help and blessing does not exhaust the possibilities of prayer. Cited from The Threshold Grace, by Percy C. Ainsworth
  • Without seeing the Corso one did n't exhaust the possibilities. Cited from Italian Hours, by Henry James
  • These exhaust the possibilities, since the deed must necessarily be either done or not done, and either knowingly or unknowingly. Cited from The Poetics (On the Art of Poetry), Aristotle
  • O Dante, you didn't begin to exhaust the possibilities of outrageous punishments in all you saw in the infernal regions. Cited from The Evolution of Dodd, by William Hawley Smith
  • And as that Agent does not obviously belong to the material order, it must belong to the spiritual or non-material; for the two orders together exhaust the possibilities of existence. Cited from Creation and Its Records, by B.H. Baden-Powell
  • The impossibility that human knowledge, that science, can ever exhaust the possibilities of Nature, precludes the immediate reference to the Supernatural for all time. Cited from Tracks of a Rolling Stone by Henry J. Coke
  • And, since we are come to the scientific standpoint, let it be admitted that marriage is a racial safeguard which does not exhaust the possibilities of romantic passion. Cited from Without Prejudice, by Israel Zangwill
  • That daring hope will be fulfilled one day; for nothing short of it will exhaust the possibilities of Christ's work or satisfy the desires of Christ's heart. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Psalms, Maclaren
  • I was looking at your county histories this morning, and I felt a huge longing to give the rest of my life to some little bit of England, a county, or even a town, and exhaust the possibilities of knowledge within those limits. Cited from The Whirlpool, by George Gissing
  • These four modes of development seem to exhaust the possibilities of the primitive sphere, which is the foundation of all animal life, and therefore I believe that Cuvier and Baer were right in saying that the whole animal kingdom is included under these four structural ideas. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 51, January, 1862, by Various
  • From the very beginning of his musings on the theme Goethe thought of Faust as a man better than his reputation; as a misunderstood truth-seeker who had dared the terrors with which the popular imagination invested hell, in order that he might exhaust the possibilities of this life. Cited from The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. I.