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The rest of the sentence is true, but this, hyperbolic, and greatly false.

I have omitted to mention the hyperbolic form of government.

Their principal work was dedicated to her, in terms of hyperbolic praise.

It is conceivable that a comet might revolve in a hyperbolic orbit.

Barbican maintained it was the parabolic; M'Nicholl insisted that it was the hyperbolic.

Does not Shakespeare's Cleopatra rave in a manner no less fervid and hyperbolic?

When her birthday came he produced an elaborate confection of hyperbolic compliment.

And if there are no hyperbolic orbits, then it is infinity to one that all the orbits are elliptical.

Parallel passages to this hyperbolic expression are collected in Klbings note to this line (p. 364).

And we thus see that the two hyperbolic legs belong to a simple intersection of the curve by the line infinity.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos "extravagant," from hyperbole "extravagance," literally "a throwing beyond" (see hyperbole). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically.

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