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caricature

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Definition a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  • You can't go around making caricatures of the neighbors.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
caricatures = representations for comic effect
  • "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
  • He looks smaller, too, more vulnerable, a caricature of himself.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic—a caricature of the historical accounts.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • ... The eight hard hopeless years seemed to him to be only a caricature of service: a few communions, a few confessions, and an endless bad example.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The mask fell off the city, and she saw it for what it really is—a caricature of infinity.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • 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
  • Within a minute he was a smoking caricature of charred flesh, the body reduced to the ancient dwarf-boxer posture of burning victims everywhere.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • My gestures were the caricature of human gestures compared to his.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Unrepentant and amused by my ability to caricature Herb's walk, I did it one day for my mother's benefit.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • He looms tall above us as we squat; he looks like a figure carved clumsily from tough wood by a drunken caricaturist.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • The image of Barbara D'Courtney appeared, now a caricature of the sexual siren.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • 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
  • "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
  • Even the vice president's nose and ears appear proportionally larger—like how a political cartoonist might draw him in caricature.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • She caught just a glimpse of the Saint Bernard's features, twisted and crazy, a mad caricature of a friendly Saint Bernard's face.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • In his lectures he espied subjects for ballads, and in his professors occasions for caricature.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She's a caricature, right out of Amos 'n' Andy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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