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  • v  present in an overly dramatic manner

  • Passing out souvenir pens by the passel, Johnson explained that he had hastened to sign the bill "because we just cannot overemphasize and we cannot overdramatize and we cannot .
  • Let us not overdramatize the crisis.
  • Their principal weakness has always been to pull out the stops too much and overdramatize the tragic element.

  • Kobe Bryant in Long Beach Press-Telegram
    You can't make a loss any bigger than what it is,Bryant said. "You can't overdramatize the situation. It's a loss. That's that. It's not going to make or break the season. So you just move on from it. You don't want to overdramatize...
  • Marcus Agius in Hedgeworld (subscription)
    It's hard to overdramatize the nervousness in the market in the run up to that weekend,Mr. Agius said in reference to Oct 11-12, when UK regulators forced banks to significantly increase capital ratios and other governments moved to shore up...
  • Tony La Russa in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    I don't want to overdramatize (today),La Russa cautioned, referring to Mulder's outing. "We've got six tough games to end the first half. Every win we get brings us to the second half in the middle of this race."

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