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  • He wasn't above hyperbole or dramatics.†   (source)
  • There were insults exchanged that would long fester, bombast and hyperbole in abundance, and moments when eloquence was brought to bear with a dramatic effect remarkable even in the Commons.†   (source)
  • None were quoted as sources, and none have since been blamed for the misleading hyperbole.†   (source)
  • "Hyperbole, Mr. Mason," Ms.†   (source)
  • Though the horse was dollar sound at this stage of his career, reporters given to hyperbole began regularly referring to him as a "cripple."†   (source)
  • The New World Shopping Centre, a magnificent 5 storeyed open complex bringing under one roof the finest goods from the 4 corners of the earth...Hyperbole notwithstanding, the 'complex' was adjacent to the hotel; it would do for his purposes.†   (source)
  • I choked stupidly on an unshaped little cluster of words, nearly fainting with pleasure, happier, I think—at only small risk of hyperbole—than any single moment I could then remember in a life of memorable fulfillments, however basically undistinguished.†   (source)
  • To avoid complete hyperbole and to describe with a fair amount of accuracy the kind of weather the gods saw fit to plague the sea islands with on this critical day of November the first, I would have to say that Beaufort was experiencing a mild hurricane.†   (source)
  • The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much hyperbole, a feature of grandeur and magnificence.   (source)
  • A t times memory failed; often hyperbole entered in.†   (source)
  • But I'd always thought of it as a hyperbole, a traditional description for something that had no real physiological link, like a green thumb.†   (source)
  • How sincerely Jefferson meant what he had written, how much was hyperbole among friends, is difficult to gauge.†   (source)
  • The boys, refusing to go along with the hyperbole, fired back that "the picture was entirely spontaneous."†   (source)
  • "There is not a sprig of grass that grows uninteresting to me," Jefferson was fond of saying, and Adams, in the spirit of eighteenth-century hyperbole, might well have agreed.†   (source)
  • "The present period ....of two or three weeks," he told Madison in a burst of hyperbole, "is the most eventful ever known since that of 1775, and will decide whether the principles established by that contest are to prevail, or give way to those they subverted."†   (source)
  • It was a contest in hyperbole and carried on for no other reason.†   (source)
  • Now that remark sounded like schoolgirl hyperbole.†   (source)
  • It is a mere rhetorical figure—what they call in the books, hyperbole.†   (source)
  • I'm dying for a drink," cried Bo with her customary hyperbole.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But the idea of this dried-up pedant, 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.†   (source)
  • "Nay—nay—good Sumach," interrupted Deerslayer, whose love of truth was too indomitable to listen to such hyperbole with patience, even though it came from the torn breast of a widow—"Nay—nay, good Sumach, this is a little outdoing red-skin privileges.†   (source)
  • The trees did not crowd each other; and they were of every kind native to the East, blended well with strangers adopted from far quarters; here grouped in exclusive companionship palm-trees plumed like queens; there sycamores, overtopping laurels of darker foliage; and evergreen oaks rising verdantly, with cedars vast enough to be kings on Lebanon; and mulberries; and terebinths so beautiful it is not hyperbole to speak of them as blown from the orchards of Paradise.†   (source)
  • It was what is said in the bower, a prelude to what will be said in the chamber; a lyrical effusion, strophe and sonnet intermingled, pleasing hyperboles of cooing, all the refinements of adoration arranged in a bouquet and exhaling a celestial perfume, an ineffable twitter of heart to heart.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • g./, /like greased lightning/, /as scarce as hen's teeth/; they are grotesque hyperboles, but surely not slang.†   (source)
  • We ought not, therefore, to condemn the maid of the inn for her hyperbole, who, when she descended, after having lighted the fire, declared, and ratified it with an oath, that if ever there was an angel upon earth, she was now above-stairs.†   (source)
  • Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-pil'd hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical; these summer-flies Have blown me full of maggot ostentation: I do forswear them; and I here protest, By this white glove,—how white the hand, God knows!†   (source)
  • In what words shall I describe this dread exploit, by what language shall I make it credible to ages to come, what eulogies are there unmeet for thee, though they be hyperboles piled on hyperboles!†   (source)
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