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To ascribe them specially to God would seem to us far-fetched.

It is a far-fetched idea; but still it is her idea and I must submit.

"Maybe my idea of asking for help wasn't so far-fetched," she said quietly.

“A far-fetched enough parallel,” I observed coldly to Marlow.

You may be right, of course, but it sounds kind of far-fetched to me.

They have no reasons to give—or their reasons are far-fetched.

Perhaps some will consider this interpretation too far-fetched to pass.

The issue seemed to him too far-fetched to warrant discussion.

Its moral is conventional, while the incident is too far-fetched for sympathy.

If all this sounds too far-fetched to bring about, that is because it is.

WORD ORIGIN

also far fetched, farfetched, 1560s, "brought from afar," from far + past participle of fetch. An earlier form was far fet (1530s). Figurative sense is from c.1600.

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