Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


On literary subjects they are often full of over-statement and of biased judgment.

It may have been an over-statement of the case; but there is something in it.

The statement thus given has been purposely made, for many transactions of the sort referred to, something of an over-statement.

But the purpose of our over-statement was simply to make clear the type of situation without regard to the magnitudes involved.

An over-statement will often draw out the longed-for inquiry.

All religious associations carry this danger of the over-statement that misstates and the over-emphasis that divides and betrays.

There was, I thought, a good deal of over-statement and exaggeration on both sides.

This is, perhaps, an over-statement; but there is no doubt that the boy spent a very hard and loveless boyhood.

This is perhaps an over-statement: serfdom suggests general predial slavery; and this cannot be shown to have existed.

Again Gorman was guilty of over-statement; but my friends are, for the most part, of conservative and slightly military tastes.