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Definition extravagant exaggeration
  • 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
  • It was a contest in hyperbole and carried on for no other reason.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • hyperbole = extravagant exaggeration
  • Indeed I think it is one among several cities to which an extreme hyperbole has been applied...
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Saxon was not nautical enough to appreciate his hyperbole, though Billy grinned.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • Those two words may just be hyperbole, but coming in the first two sentences of the story, they feel suggestive.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • It is a mere rhetorical figure—what they call in the books, hyperbole.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • "Hyperbole, Mr. Mason," Ms.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • None were quoted as sources, and none have since been blamed for the misleading hyperbole.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • How sincerely Jefferson meant what he had written, how much was hyperbole among friends, is difficult to gauge.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He wasn't above hyperbole or dramatics.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Now that remark sounded like schoolgirl hyperbole.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I frowned at the hyperbole.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Prochazka loved to regale his friends with hyperbole and excess.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Though the horse was dollar sound at this stage of his career, reporters given to hyperbole began regularly referring to him as a "cripple."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I'm engaging in hyperbole.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • 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.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I'm dying for a drink," cried Bo with her customary hyperbole.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • I rolled my eyes at the hyperbole.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Yet it's not hyperbole to say that millions of women and girls are actually enslaved today.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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