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  • …this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor’s back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)—this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse to burst into scornful invective.
  • Indeed I think it is one among several cities to which an extreme hyperbole has been applied—’See Rome and die:’ but in your case I would propose an emendation and say, See Rome as a bride, and live henceforth as a happy wife."

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  • She makes her case with facts, not hyperbole.
  • The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much hyperbole, a feature of grandeur and magnificence.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales

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