Definitions

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  • n. A heaping up; accumulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heaping up; accumulation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A heaping; accumulation: as, “aggerations of sand,” Ray, Diss. of World, v. § 1.

Etymologies

Latin aggeratio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact, Descartes is not quite so scathing about the philosophical dangers of imagination as Malebranche or Spinoza were and he would probably have con - sidered Pascal's famous diatribe against imagination as cette partie décevante dans l'homme, cette maîtresse d'erreur et de fausseté (Pascal, 562-63) to be an ex - aggeration.

    METAPHYSICAL IMAGINATION

  • But the Rev.Dr. C.H. Fenn, of Peking, declares "that every village and town and city -- it would not be a very serious ex - aggeration to say every home, -- fairly reeks with impurity."

    New Forces in Old China : An Inevitable Awakening

  • It is hardly an ex-aggeration to say that before World War II It the predominant image of the Negro was that of the New Yorker cover of around 1935, which in a cartoon by Rea Irvin depicted a rotund and very black man in the act of chicken thievery: against a background of midnight blue the chickens are squawking their panic while the Negro, pop-eyed and comically aghast, tries vainly to shush them with a finger held against his blubbery lips.

    Overcome

  • There is every reason why the good people of South America should waken, as we of North America, very late in the day, are beginning to waken, and as the peoples of northern Europe—not southern Europe—have already partially wakened, to the duty of preserving from impoverishment and extinction the wild life which is an asset of such interest and value in our several lands; but the case against civilized man in this matter is grewsomely heavy anyhow, when the plain truth is told, and it is harmed by ex-aggeration.

    III. A Jaguar-Hunt on the Taquary

  • The woman gu - into, or thinking of going into, the same racket. bernatorial candidate loses ground in her campaign when she bursts into tears during a public appear - The problem, of course, is to know when ex - ance, recalling the famous incident of Senator Ed - aggeration becomes lying, emotional and mental mund Muskie's "womanish" tears outside the lying, about the world one is struggling to discover newspaper office in Manchester, N.H. There is no and invent in one's fiction.

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