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Word: hyperbole

Definition: exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola


Sentences Containing 'hyperbole'

Like everything else in these romances, it is a gross exaggeration of the real sentiment of chivalry, but its peculiar extravagance is probably due to the influence of those masters of hyperbole, the Provencal poets.

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