Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The imaginative will at once say that the contention is too far fetched.

Yet the resemblance is far fetched, is only a hazy similarity.

Nor is such a parallel as far fetched as might at first appear.

It does seem a little "far fetched" in me when I come to consider the circumstances.

It is sometimes called Bear's Cabbage, but this name is far fetched, both as regards bears and cabbages!

He aimed for ever at something new, far fetched, ingenious, and pointed.

(There is a far fetched meaning of this passage given in the gloss).

As to the assumption that Margaret Fuller served as a model for Zenobia, that seems to me so far fetched as to be near absurdity.

Education becomes unreal and far fetched, while industry becomes ruthless and materialistic.

Hence it is not as far fetched as it might seem at first sight to ascribe to the Tolowa a population in 1850 of nearly 2,400.