Sunday, August 24, 2003
Definitions for hyperbole
- Extravagant exaggeration.
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Citations for hyperbole
Oh God, was he a hater of hyperbole? A stickler for accuracy?
Even allowing for Wylie's hyperbole, his words seemed to me far removed from reality.
Origin of hyperbole
Hyperbole comes from Greek hyperbole, "excess," from hyperballein, "to exceed," from hyper, "beyond" + ballein, "to throw."