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Despite my subtle disappointment, the season had not been a wash, not by any stretch of the imagination.
Not by any stretch of the imagination could Target Brett be considered a reliable trapper, but he does boast searing early pace, and if coming away cleanly would confidently be expected to lead the field into the opening turn.
Lawrence Seaway was not easily built, not by any stretch of the imagination.
So bearing in mind that Everton did not have a fantastic start to the campaign, the position in which they currently find themselves is not by any stretch of the imagination disastrous.
The volume levels stated are not by any stretch of the imagination unreasonable.
Of course, my adolescent mind never stopped for one minute to question why our attack was aimed only at cadet Nash and not at his partner-in-fellatio, who certainly had not by any stretch of the imagination been coerced into passive yet compromising oral-genital contact.
But it is not by any stretch of the imagination the comprehensive land-use update that Oregon needs.
He added: "This is not by any stretch of the imagination the proper course of events.