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Now he is scowling, thrusting his chest toward me, a caricature of a young sailor ready to brawl.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
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  • Now he is scowling, thrusting his chest toward me, a caricature of a young sailor ready to brawl.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The drive segues from gravel to dirt before it reaches the woods, the entrance to which is decorated with cutouts of ghost and goblin caricatures.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • As the Nazis tightened their grip on Krakow, Jews were barraged with all kinds of insulting caricatures.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • But his clothes were so proper, almost a caricature of properness (he had corrected the wayward lapel by now), and his eyes had a disenchanted droop at the outside corners.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • With rolled-up sleeves and the Brylcreem look of the period, the mob soon became a ludicrous caricature of an entire society.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She’s a caricature, right out of Amos ’n’ Andy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They could have joined the company of carved gnomic heads that edged the huge fireplace, and I wondered how many of those caricatured figures had in fact been drawn from the patronizing features of earlier MacKenzie lairds—perhaps by a carver with a sense of humor . or a strong family connection.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Mobutu soon became the caricature of a violent, dictatorial kleptocrat.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • You can’t go around making caricatures of the neighbors.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic—a caricature of the historical accounts.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Rutherford had once been a famous caricaturist, whose brutal cartoons had helped to inflame popular opinion before and during the Revolution.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And to see that same face, but without any meaning, like a dead caricature—don’t you think one would hate the woman for that?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Faust the Dog also had pictures—lovely curves and ears and caricatures of a German Shepherd with an obscene drooling problem and the ability to talk.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And for this I had become a wrapped-up mystery, a swathed and bandaged caricature of a man!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The ludicrous caricatures of the animals occupy my mind to the exclusion of the moral.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Andrea Cavalcanti found his tilbury waiting at the door; the groom, in every respect a caricature of the English fashion, was standing on tiptoe to hold a large iron-gray horse.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In his lectures he espied subjects for ballads, and in his professors occasions for caricature.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He smiled, but his expression was off somehow, a grotesque and demented caricature of what it was supposed to be.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • And then, as the idea came home to him, he resorted to caricature.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • It was a model car, one of the Big Daddy Roth caricatures that Danny bad expressed an admiration for in the past.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I conclude these remarks by copying the following portrait of the religion of the south, (which is, by communion and fellowship, the religion of the north,) which I soberly affirm is "true to the life," and without caricature or the slightest exaggeration.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • At the top of an extra page (quite a treasure, probably, when first lighted on) I was greatly amused to behold an excellent caricature of my friend Joseph, — rudely, yet powerfully sketched.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In the flickering light she looked to Clary like a sort of Edward Gorey caricature, all sharp angles and pulled-back hair and eyes like black pits scraped out of her face.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Thus, with beer-drinking, pipe-smoking, song-roaring, and infinite caricaturing of woe, the disorderly procession went its way, recruiting at every step, and all the shops shutting up before it.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • His prophecy, I remember, appeared in November or December, 1893, in a long-defunct publication, the Pall Mall Budget, and I recall a caricature of it in a pre-Martian periodical called Punch.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • His face drew down into a caricature of a frowning mask.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Because Bailey did somehow look like a genius or at least a caricature of the mad scientists in old movies.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • His laughter at his own methods grows more unmistakable at the last, when he caricatures them by casually assembling six fallen monarchs in an inn at Venice.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • There is a portrait of Mrs. Higgins as she was when she defied fashion in her youth in one of the beautiful Rossettian costumes which, when caricatured by people who did not understand, led to the absurdities of popular estheticism in the eighteen-seventies.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • But Mrs. John Dashwood was a strong caricature of himself;— more narrow-minded and selfish.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • After seventy-eight days of primal struggle at altitude on K2, he felt like a faint, shriveled caricature of himself.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Dare not?" shouted Sir Lancelot, and he went into the darkness staggering, laughing like a caricature, and calling for his horse.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animate abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarise it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He began to mazurka in swift caricature across the floor on sliding feet past the fireplace to J. J. O’Molloy who placed the tissues in his receiving hands.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • (carrie don’t don’t don’t hurts me) Now girls throwing sanitary napkins, chanting, laughing, Sue’s face mirrored in her own mind: ugly, caricatured, all mouth, cruelly beautiful.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • "What’s the matter with you?" gasped Mouch, catching a glimpse of Taggart’s face while a current was twisting Galt’s body: Taggart was staring at it intently, yet his eyes seemed glazed and dead, but around that inanimate stare the muscles of his face were pulled into an obscene caricature of enjoyment.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He didn’t even look at her, at her face, at the stiff movement of one half lifted hand in stiff caricature of the softest movement which human hand can make.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • My gestures were the caricature of human gestures compared to his.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • "He said he was deeply sorry, Andrew savagely caricatured the inflection, "but it was simply a rule of the Church.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • In her rambling and her idleness she might only be a caricature of herself; but in her silence and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • I had clearly gotten the best of her, so I sobered to an elaborate caricature of humility.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Nasality, sarcasm, self-caricature and so on.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • it was so Misery-esque it was nearly a caricature, what with motherly old Mrs Ramage dipping snuff in the pantry, Ian and Misery pawing each other like a couple of horny kids just home from the Friday-night high-school dance, and , Now she was the one who looked bewildered.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • From time to time he threw his arm in the air as if doing a caricature of someone.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • She turned to confirm its closing— and saw Miro’s face, grotesque in the mask as usual but almost a caricature, his eyes and mouth forming ovals of astonishment.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Dickens caricatures this Malthusianthinking in Scrooge’s insistence that he wants nothing to do with the destitute and that if they would rather starve than live in the poorhouse or in debtors’ prison, then, by golly, "they had best hurry up and do it and decrease the excess population."
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Shrines are fascinating, especially when rarely opened, and it amused him to note the ritual of the English club, and to caricature it afterwards to his friends.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Imagine yourself surrounded by all the most horrible cripples and maniacs it is possible to conceive, and you may understand a little of my feelings with these grotesque caricatures of humanity about me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
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