hyperbolize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hyperbolize to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Hyperbolize To speak or write with exaggeration.
    • v. t Hyperbolize To state or represent hyperbolically.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hyperbolize To use hyperbole; speak or write with obvious exaggeration.
    • hyperbolize To exaggerate; represent or speak of in a hyperbolical manner.
    • hyperbolize Also spelled hyperbolise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. hyperboliser,

Usage

In literature:

Her foibles, exaggerated by her manner, took his fancy; for youth sets out with a love of hyperbole, that infirmity of noble souls.
"Two Poets" by Honore de Balzac
Our language is poor at hyperbole; our voices are stronger.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Apart from In Memoriam, Tennyson's recorded utterances about Arthur Hallam are expressed in terms of almost hyperbolical laudation.
"At Large" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Distrust was unknown, and it was no hyperbole for a man to take the last shirt off his back for a comrade.
"Revolution and Other Essays" by Jack London
It is full of promises, full of vows of gratitude, of eternal gratitude, is his word, among others still more hyperbolic.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The hyperbole of bores it is, to bore Congress for a hundred thousand dollars to go to the Pole!
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870" by Various
We pardon his hyperboles for the evident earnestness with which they are uttered.
"Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" by Edgar Allan Poe
Exaggerations and hyperboles are seldom made use of by him who has any real arguments to produce.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 11." by Samuel Johnson
When next I meet a rich man I intend to walk up to him in the street and address him with Oriental hyperbole.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
He loved to play with distinctions, hyperboles, parodoxes, the very casuistry and dialectics of love or devotion.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
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In poetry:

Full many a tale of wild romance, and myth,
In large hyperbole the New World told,
And down from days of Raleigh and of Smith
The Colonies meant gold.
"Arms And The Man - The Oaks And The Tempest" by James Barron Hope

In news:

And because of that, I suppose if he saw that sentence, he'd suggest it's in no way true, that it's hyperbole.
He would make plagiarism and hyperbole his book-writing template for the next 25 years.
Last Spot Is a Hyperbolic Mix of Cheeky Stunt and Verisimilitude.
THE rodeo has always inspired hyperbole.
Usually, I'd be all over NBA commissioner David Stern for some unmitigated hyperbole.
With calculated hyperbole, he declared that the history of painting ended with his black paintings, in which obdurate monochromism subdued color to near invisibility.
While the title of Kern's upcoming book may seem hyperbolic, Kern wrote that she was verbally stoned by bloggers, activists, the media and those attempting to achieve their own political objectives.
It may seem hyperbolical to say it, but the exhibition "Men of Fire" at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs is incendiary in many ways, both obvious and implied.
As the Whitney Biennial launches this week to the usual hyperbolic chorus of yays and nays, behind the scenes at the museum, a major change is happening.
I don't mean to be hyperbolic, but Thiensville, Wisconsin resident Bill Wisth is one of the bravest defenders of liberty in the history of the United States.
With all the hyperbole being thrown at Rev.
NORWICH – When heaping superlatives upon a ballclub, sometimes hyperbole overstates a team's ability.
The man who led the successful 2009 campaign to effect a voter veto of Maine's law that legalized same-sex marriage thought the campaign's ads contained hyperbole.
It was, without hyperbole, a whale of a show.
THE hyperbole over 2009 Bordeaux began building even before the harvest last fall.
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In science:

There is a vast literature on hyperbolic spaces, in particular on hyperbolic groups (i.e., groups which have a hyperbolic Cayley graph).
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
Assume that G is a the hyperbolic compactification (cid:98)G, we define a new metric on G which can locally finite, transitive δ -hyperbolic graph, with the natural metric (discrete graph metric) d on it.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
For a hyperbolic graph G, it is easy to understand how its hyperbolic boundary ∂hG is related to the space of ends ∂G.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
The hyperbolic boundary is finer, that is, the identity on G extends to a continuos surjection from the hyperbolic to the end compactification which maps ∂hG onto ∂G.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
The hyperbolic compactification of a hyperbolic graph is a contractive compactification with respect to AUT(G).
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
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