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overstated

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  • v  to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  • s  represented as greater than is true or reasonable

  • It's impossible to outdo George Orwell's wonderfully overstated appraisal of Miller in 1940 "the only imaginative prose writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the .
  • Reports of suicides have been grossly overstated.
  • For much of early 2007, Hillary Clinton's weaknesses as a candidate were overstated by the media.
News & Articles

  • Is The Social Security Trust Fund Solvent?
    According to a report published by the Social Security Administration 62.5 million individuals received a benefit from Social Security in May 2013. Benefits from this 78 year old program, established in 1935, are received by nearly 20% of the population. In fact, nine out of ten individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits. Hence, it's importance cannot be overstated.
    June 12, 2013 - Forbes
  • Chris Perez, the Cleveland Indians' closer, is hurt, but the role is overrated, no matter who fills it: Bill Livingston
    Almost always trailing, the Indians haven't been able to go to their closer during their tailspin. The incumbent, Chris Perez, is hurt. Whoever fills the role, however, its importance is overstated.
    June 10, 2013 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • China Lending Data May Be Overstated, Credit Suisse Says
    China’s record funding expansion this year may be overstated in part because of double-counting, say Credit Suisse Group AG and Bank of America Corp. analysts trying to reconcile the data with weaker economic growth.
    June 7, 2013 - Bloomberg
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in The Australian
    Ted Kennedy was an iconic, larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated. Many have come before, and many will come after, but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United... Orrin Hatch http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrin_Hatch&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE8JIM2aKo_XsyG13O66jk1S6Cs4Q Irish Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0827/1224253336497.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHnR_erpm8hCYTU8pUDAB60dZn8fA Aug 26, 2009 71296 95261 overstated The separation between the various parties involved has been vastly overstated," Mr Obama said.
  • Joe Solmonese in The Guardian
    The importance of this vote cannot be overstated. This is the beginning of the end of a shameful ban on open service by lesbian and gay troops that has weakened our national security,said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign.

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