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Sunday, August 24, 2003

Definitions for hyperbole

  1. Extravagant exaggeration.

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Citations for hyperbole
Oh God, was he a hater of hyperbole? A stickler for accuracy? Delia Ephron, Big City Eyes
Even allowing for Wylie's hyperbole, his words seemed to me far removed from reality. F. Carolyn Graglia, Domestic Tranquility
Origin of hyperbole
1520-1530
Hyperbole comes from Greek hyperbole, "excess," from hyperballein, "to exceed," from hyper, "beyond" + ballein, "to throw."