from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stretched beyond ordinary limits.


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  • Blame my lack of sleep, then, for the far-stretched, free association comparison list below if you want.

    Penny Love Hoff: What Voting, Sex and Exercise Have in Common

  • John Rosenman: Good question — telling a story in an unconventional way, e.g., stream of consciousness, can itself be a far-stretched concept

    Transcript: Envelope Pushing Concepts « Coyote Con

  • Hyundai Group will be far-stretched to finance it.

    Hyundai Deal Sparks Debt Worries

  • So I think this is a little far-stretched for her to try to, you know, go to do a lawsuit and everything.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2009

  • “Enough, my friend, is as good as a feast,” said his rider to him, gently, yet strongly pulling up the far-stretched head, “and too much is worse than a famine.”

    Mary Anerley

  • Under the dark sky of the Venus afternoon the ship approached the far-stretched line of the unbroken coast behind which the jungle began.

    Venus in Danger

  • A rebel prince of Koth is fighting to overthrow Strabonus, penurious king of that far-stretched nation, and Conan finds himself among old companions in the princelings army.

    Conan the Freebooter

  • So it was that when the War came at last the main assault was turned southwards; yet even so with his far-stretched right hand Sauron might have done great evil in the North, if King Dáin and King Brand had not stood in his path.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Down by Berwick and Eyemouth, by St. Abb's, and along all that rugged shore, the cruel sea sported daily with bodies of drowned sailors, flinging them from wave to wave, tossing them headlong on to a stony beach, only with greedy far-stretched grasp to snatch them back again to its hungry maw.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded; what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the World hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the World and despised: thou hast drawn together all the far-stretched Greatness, all the Pride, Cruelty, and Ambition of Man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words,

    Lyra Heroica A Book of Verse for Boys


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