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hyperbolic

hahy per bo lik

  • s  enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    a hyperbolic style
  • a  of or relating to a hyperbola
    hyperbolic functions

  • It is the way she delivers itin ferocious, lucid, hyperbolic bursts of invective.
  • On his blog, he argues that the book burning statement was intended as a hyperbolic retort expressing exasperation with his accusers.
  • What kind of brainless ninny would volunteer for unemployment in an economy so crappy we've run out of hyperbolic adjectives? If my mother were alive, she'd ask the same thing.
News & Articles

  • Four Ways The Federal Government Is Needlessly Putting Your Identity At Risk
    The headline is not hyperbolic (although I truly wish it were.) Every day two branches of the U.S. government—the executive and the legislative—are needlessly putting our identities and financial lives at risk.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes
  • Back-up sensation Merry Clayton who was born for 'Stardom'
    In terms of sheer soul-piercing power, few moments in rock history compare to Merry Clayton’s solo on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Think that’s hyperbolic? Just listen to the band’s album “Let It Bleed” and hear it again: “Rape/murder/it’s just a shot away.”
    June 11, 2013 - amNewYork
  • Assorted Draft Notes
    The M’s have gone through several rounds of the 2013 amateur draft thus far, and pace Jeff Sullivan, it’s time for instantaneous outrage/hyperbolic praise! Ok, not really. For my own benefit, here are some notes on the guys the M’s have selected....
    June 8, 2013 - seattlepi.com
Quotes

  • Richard Lugar in The Hill (blog)
    Governor Mitt Romney's hyperbolic attack on the New START Treaty in the July 6 edition of The Washington Post repeats discredited objections and appears unaware of arms control history and context,Lugar said. "In advancing these arguments,...
  • John Howard in NEWS.com.au
    The same crude demonisation of the Government on grounds of fairness. The same hyperbolic overreach. The same absence of solid facts and coherent argument,Mr Howard said.
  • Condoleezza Rice in Moneyweb
    The recent talk about a new cold war is hyperbolic nonsense,Rice said.

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