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Exaggeration

Bunyon, Paul
legendary giant, hero of tall tales of the logging camps. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyon]
Jenkins’ ear
trivial cause of a great quarrel. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 336]
Münchhausen, Baron von
(1720–1797) soldier, adventurer, and teller of tall tales. [Ger. Hist.: EB, VII: 99]
Madison Avenue
New York street; home of advertising companies. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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The play of exaggeration that makes the event improbable derives from the critical distance that the artist assumes toward the libretto.
It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that, since the artist's death of cancer at age forty-seven, when he was at the peak of his career, Fahlstrom has been primed for a major international rediscovery.
Hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses obvious exaggeration, often for a comic effect.
Anatomical exaggeration and embellishment remain Wirsum's signature devices.
Moreover, the study says, "SDI research has not progressed nearly as rapidly as has been portrayed by senior administration and SDI officials." Such exaggeration, according to key SDI scientists interviewed for the report, undermines the credibility of program researchers and is generating resentment among program scientists.
This cartoonist uses exaggeration and irony to comment on the news in a humorous way.
But others express skepticism about those results, with some scientists' questions verging upon accusations of exaggeration.
5 ADAM PHILLIPS MONOGAMY (Vintage) The British psychologist argues that the word we is "an exaggeration of the word /.
And each time vitamin A's exaggeration of carbon tetrachloride's toxicity disappeared.
Hyperbole means a deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect.
The difference is telling: In Day there is a cartoonish exaggeration that makes the painting funny and strangely sweet, while in Northview an almost academic correctness conspires with a Playboy-style idealization to give the painting an obscure blandness that is far more disquieting.
'P8 palay price not an exaggeration' !-- -- (Philstar.com) - September 3, 2019 - 7:42pm MANILA, Philippines Complaints from farmers' groups that the prices of palay (unhusked rice) have fallen to as low as P8 per kilo since the enactment of a law allowing unrestricted importation of rice were not exaggerated, former Agrarian Reform SecretaryRafael Mariano said Tuesday.