Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fetched or brought from afar.
- Hence— Choice; rare.
- Remotely connected; irrelevant; forced; strained: as, far-fetched conceits; far-fetched similes.
- adj. alternative spelling of far-fetched.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Brought from far, or from a remote place.
- adj. Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained; hence, implausible or improbable.
- adj. highly imaginative but unlikely
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“Rains said Stein's argument was "farfetched" and he believed that "Mehserle made no statements or admissions on the form that are relevant to any issue in dispute in this trial.”
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