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hyperbole

hahy pur buh lee

  • n  extravagant exaggeration

  • The clash of the political parties inside the parliament house was reduced to accusations and hyperbole.
  • The point was then, chill out on the Obama hyperbole.
  • The enormity of what Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge party did in the latter half of the 1970s defies hyperbole.
News & Articles

  • Understanding Your World: Who is watching the watchers?
    Well, now we can add the name of Edward Snowden to the growing list of whistle-blowers, leakers or even traitors, if you tend to hyperbole. The 29-year-old former CIA contractor, hiding out in Hong Kong, makes the list because of his disclosures to The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers about the government’s vast programs of monitoring virtually every telephone and Internet call made by ...
    June 15, 2013 - Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Bruins-Blackhawks Game 1 Epic a True Testament to How Insane Playoff Hockey Can Be
    Every spring we hear what sounds an awful lot like hyperbole when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Players, fans and media alike rave about the incredible feat of strength that is finishing an entire postseason. It’s impressive, no doubt, but these guys are professional athletes playing their sport. It’s what they do, isn’t […]
    June 13, 2013 - New England Sports Network
  • Viewpoint: Sequestration will leave county’s seniors hungry
    The federal government’s sequestration means a cut of nearly 100,000 senior meals in San Diego County in the coming year. Where is the outrage and hyperbole from our elected officials over hungry seniors?
    June 13, 2013 - Pomerado Newspaper Group
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Boston Globe
    Obama said everyone involved -- "including myself" -- is imperfect and he hoped that "instead of ginning up anger and hyperbole, everybody can just spend a little time with some self-reflection and recognize that other people have different points...
  • Joe Biden in International Herald Tribune
    Biden said Americans view a terrorist attack in Europe "as an attack on the United States. That is not hyperbole ...... So please understand that this is not a US-centrist view that only if America is attacked is there a terrorist threat."
  • Arlen Specter in Forbes
    I think it's safe to say that the United States Senate would be the laughingstock of the country if - after all of the hyperbole and all of the publicity and all of the proposals and objections - we're not able to finish this bill,said Sen....

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