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It does not seem too far a stretch, therefore, to include other unusual perceptions, such as visions, feelings of a felt presence, and additional sensations.

What does too far a stretch mean?

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    What has your research found. What in particular can this forum help you with? – lbf Jun 9 '18 at 13:16
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"Too far a stretch" comes from the Idiom;- "Not by any stretch of the imagination"
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/not-by-any-stretch-of-the-imagination
"even if you try, it is still difficult to accept: By no stretch of the imagination could you think of her as a real artist."

"It does not seem too far a stretch, therefore, to include other unusual perceptions, such as visions, feelings of a felt presence, and additional sensations."

It means that it is easy to see (from what came before your quote) that you could conclude that including other unusual perceptions, such as visions, feelings of a felt presence, and additional sensations is par for the course.

  • Almost certainly correct. But does CED make the connection? I can't find OP's example 'It does not seem too far a stretch, therefore, to include other unusual perceptions, such as visions, feelings of a felt presence, and additional sensations.' there, though you don't indicate clearly that it's not, which is rather misleading. // Google Ngrams would seem to show that 'not by any stretch of the imagination' has been around far longer. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 9 '18 at 16:27

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