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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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So, I am very disheartened that a journalist of repute is losing his professionalism by this excessive exaggeration harming the image of this country.
Though nothing would seem further from exaggeration than factuality, the chapter entitled 'Being Guilty: Factuality and Exaggeration' is one of the more compelling of the volume.
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.
This cartoon is an example of hyperbole (hye-PUR-buh-lee)-the intentional use of extravagant exaggeration to make a point.
I obviously can't say with certainty, but my approach would be to attack Paul Martin et al for mistruths and exaggerations while clearly explaining/ showing what ship the Conservatives had in mind.
The lies, exaggerations, and distortions go way beyond the one in his State of the Union address about uranium from Africa, though that was a whopper.
Biomedical groups' previous estimates of up to $280 million a year to comply with AWA are gross exaggerations offered as a scare tactic, argues Chris Heyde of the Society for Animal Protective Legislation in Washington, D.
My BFF thinks she has to add little lies and exaggerations to every story.
How the press has exaggerated Al Gore's exaggerations
Conversely, well-educated Americans who know all about international banking, but nothing about living on a farm in Idaho, may fall for stupendous exaggerations about evil militia conspiracies.
It exhorts theologians and preachers of the divine word to abstain zealously from all gross exaggerations as well as petty narrow - mindedness in considering the singular dignity of the Mother of God.