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humanly

adverb
     
hu‧man‧ly

humanly possible

a) used to emphasize that something is possible:
She wanted to put as much distance as was humanly possible between herself and Adrian.
b) used to emphasize that someone did all they could:
The doctors did everything humanly possible to save the child's life.

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