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  • adj. Hyperbolic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hyperbolic
  • Same as hyperbolic


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  • Bloom knows how over the top all this is: “I do not fear being called hyperbolical, since the Critical Sublime is precisely that.”

    Sacred Texts

  • I am not being even slightly hyperbolical or indulging in tongue in cheek rhetoric when asserting that the Democrats must pray for a national disaster.

    Come Back July 20, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Quincey's hyperbolical description of the English mail-coach, one cannot down the desire to place that remarkable man on the pilot of the White

    The Shrinkage of the Planet

  • And that someone who agrees with you (generally) can still think your post is hyperbolical, mean-spirited, and (perhaps most damning of all) not funny?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rehabilitating Pharaoh

  • But once again — and take it from someone who generally agrees with you — your satire comes across as petty, hyperbolical, and mean.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rehabilitating Pharaoh

  • That hyperbolical “old rule” should be approached with a huge grain of salt.

    Unhappy historic anniversary yesterday: the Enabling Act of 1933

  • If it means that I grow a little too fervid, or perhaps even hyperbolical, in extolling my native land, I admit the full justice of the remark.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • All those of whom we read such [197] hyperbolical eulogiums, as of

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • To see a man protest friendship, kiss his hand, [366] quem mallet truncatum videre, [367] smile with an intent to do mischief, or cozen him whom he salutes, [368] magnify his friend unworthy with hyperbolical eulogiums; his enemy albeit a good man, to vilify and disgrace him, yea all his actions, with the utmost that livor and malice can invent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Egregium specimen dent, saith Erasmus, let them approve themselves worthy first, sufficiently qualified for learning and manners, before they presume or impudently intrude and put themselves on great men as too many do, with such base flattery, parasitical colloguing, such hyperbolical elogies they do usually insinuate that it is a shame to hear and see.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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