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the unthinkable

an unthinkable event or situation: The unthinkable had happened - his secret activities had been discovered by the press.
Translations of “the unthinkable”
in Chinese (Traditional) 難以想像的事件(或局面)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难以想象的事件(或局面)…
(Definition of the unthinkable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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