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hyperbole
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
extravagant exaggeration
  • 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.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (94% in)

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