adynaton adynaton
 a-dyn'-a-ton from Gk. a, "without" and dynasthai,
"to be able" (="powerless")
Also adynata

A declaration of impossibility, usually in terms of an exaggerated comparison. Sometimes, the expression of the impossibility of expression.
  I will sooner have a beard grow in the palm of my hand than he shall get one of his cheek , —Shakespeare 2 Henry IV 1.2.20-22

I cannot speak enough of this content
It stops me here; it is too much of joy.
—Shakespeare, Othello 2.1.196-97
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