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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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May some snippets of facts, snippets of truths but the bulk of it are distortions, are exaggerations and lies,' said the senator.
He aspired to see Hamas dramatically modify the balance of forces on the ground amid what he termed as "mere Israeli exaggerations of launching an all-out land assault.
The source called upon the media to quit propaganda and exaggeration
But I have to denounce the extreme exaggeration he is resorting to, in posting his views on happenings in Bahrain.
This means that, in contradistinction to traditional aesthetics, art is understood here in terms of particular artistic forms only to the extent that these practices are exaggerations, rather than realizations, of art's potential.
One aspect of this is a misunderstanding which in large part is a result of media exaggeration,'' Qin said.
However, no evidence is supplied to validate this claim, which appears to be an exaggeration of the facts.
Brian Lukacher's book is the first monograph on Gandy and the author explains with trepidation that 'first monographs are an inherently flawed and fragile scholarly medium' because everyone will inevitably be anxious to correct mistakes and exaggerations.
Pratchett's perversely clever satires are populated with creatures who are preposterous exaggerations of our own frailties.
The target and bullet holes are exaggerations used to show outspoken disapproval of recent nominees to the Supreme Court.
Real penned a 2003 biography, ``The Asylum of Howard Hughes,'' that dealt with the rumors and exaggerations surrounding Hughes' life.
He should avoid exaggerations and any kind of falsification.