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His great failing was that he exaggerated--no tale ever losing anything in his charge.

It was obviously unreasonable, the mere cry of exaggerated grief.

He counted the number of their repulses and then exaggerated them.

The agony that was his during the next few minutes can by no means be exaggerated.

She felt all a woman's exaggerated horror of police, and law, and violence.

Casanova signified his refusal with an exaggerated but courtly gesture.

Mr Mould and his men had not exaggerated the grandeur of the arrangements.

Ashamed of the exaggerated expression of my feelings, I stood abashed.

After a moment's silence he drew himself up with exaggerated dignity.

It is here represented in an exaggerated sense, as a deluge.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "to pile up, accumulate," from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare "heighten, amplify, magnify," literally "to heap, pile, load, fill," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + aggerare "heap up," from agger (genitive aggeris) "heap," from aggerere "bring together, carry toward," from ad- "to, toward" + gerere "carry" (see gest). Sense of "overstate" first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.

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