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hyperbole
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • No; to throw the handle after the hatchet is a comprehensible act of desperation, but to throw one’s pocket-knife after an implacable friend is clearly in every sense a hyperbole, or throwing beyond the mark.

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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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