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- adv. In a hyperbolic manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In the form of an hyperbola.
- adv. With exaggeration; in a manner to express more or less than the truth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hyperbolic manner; with obvious exaggeration; in a manner to express more or less than the truth.
- In the form of a hyperbola.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an exaggerated manner
With respect to his intellectual endowments and his social knowledge, they were sufficient to enable him to become in time one of those notabilities of whom there are so many in Spain; he might be what we take delight in calling hyperbolically a distinguished patrician, or an eminent public man; species which, owing to their great abundance, are hardly appreciated at their just value.
From the Book of Exodus through to Kafka, bugs have often been characterized as hyperbolically inhuman, mankind's ultimate foe.
Hyperbolic Discounts and Instant Gratification hyperbolically, that is, more steeply than accounting texts teach: a chocolate chip cookie is much more valuable now than in an hour.
In that play's final Act, Katherine, the shrew, as criticized by Harold Bloom, "hyperbolically" belittles the role of women in society and in marriage.
SOLEDAD O'BRIEN: And also, speaking kind of hyperbolically about what had happened, the real numbers.
There’s less than two weeks to go before the premiere of the sixth and final season of the television phenomenon and if you think I’m using that word hyperbolically, I would retort that Lost took TV genre fare to a whole new level.
As lieutenant governor, I'll have a framework where I'm not hyperbolically engaged in labor negotiations every day, dealing with a homicide, a train derailment, pothole challenges and all that.
Despite Americans' desire for honesty, Democrats are still responding to the Republicans by hyperbolically scaring voters, especially seniors, that Republicans will take away their hard-earned benefits.
I take this as the DA being politically opposed to the curriculum changes and trying to make noise about them by hyperbolically calling them equivalent to sex crimes.
Called Dinner, it has created more buzz and reviews than any new London restaurant I can recall, with the critic for the Times rather hyperbolically declaring it to be "the best new restaurant in the whole wide world."
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