Thesaurus / hyperbole
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This is a bit of a hyperbole, but as challenging as it was to go from, like, 1000 to zero over the last nine months, it’s going to be 10 times more challenging to go from zero to 1000.
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People resent obfuscation and hyperbole now more than ever, and they’re starved for trust.
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When I first read it, it felt like such hyperbole, but it gave such a fascinating view of the driving force behind the innovation economy, the founders and teams building disruptive startups.
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The hyperbole of bores it is, to bore Congress for a hundred thousand dollars to go to the Pole!
Though my long exile had well-nigh cost me the trick of it, I made shift to drop into the stately Indian hyperbole.
THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
There is one on the dowager countess of Pembroke (d. 1621), remarkable for its successful use of a somewhat daring hyperbole.
Hyperbole is an exaggerated form of statement, and is used to magnify or diminish an object.
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It was so ever-present with him that there was neither paradox nor hyperbole in his words: I am never alone when I am alone.
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Oh no; that is a little hyperbole perhaps—my little tendency to hyperbole.
THE LAST MIRACLEM. P. SHIEL
The men of this type will not allow the Bible the use of hyperbole.
THE BIBLE AND LIFEEDWIN HOLT HUGHES
WORDS RELATED TO HYPERBOLE
- figure of speech
- fish story
- flight of fancy
- tall story
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