hyperbolize


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to make (something) seem greater than is actually the case

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The central premise of Face/Off hyperbolizes this notion, with "supercop" Sean Archer/Travolta and master terrorist Castor Troy/Nicolas Cage literally trading faces.
The word's allusions to the Eucharist therefore again facetiously hyperbolize the magazine's importance while also punningly underscoring the magazine's positive capacity to enhance individual authorial effort (IV.
Burruel's attempt to hyperbolize the parasitic and distorted relationship that culture often has with nature depends upon, and in her more successful pieces capitalizes on, flashes of familiarity.
Hurston pulls in and fades out the African American Kelsey family (Joe and Dessie) to hyperbolize Arvay's whiteness and to amplify the acquisition (rather than natural inheritance) of cultural traits as integral to racial identity.
They involve a material and temporal enlargement that connects (instead of severing) the photographic and the pictorial, the modern and the antemodern, the then and the now, the thee and the I, the medium and the message, rather than simply hyperbolize the subject matter, scale, canonical esteem, and market value of the photographic commodity.
In three aphorisms McLuhan illuminates, and hyperbolizes, the environmental stunning and processing.
38) In other words, the visuality of the female body reduces her to mechanical predictability, hyperbolizes stereotypes, and thus commodities the female body into an industry that perpetuates its ideology using her image as a conduit for mythological dissemination.
Throughout Blind Man, Himes hyperbolizes the already distorted representations of black life in 1960's sociological literature of the underclass.
But it's hard to know what else to call a book that hyperbolizes up an impressive enough conversion tale, selectively presents key characters, omits inopportune facts, and glosses over the subject's more politically incorrect views.
An interplay of entities, including the singer, her agents, and the media, fashions a diva, and her persona both destabilizes and hyperbolizes gender, for the diva as culturally conceived thrives on the excess, conflict, and polarization integral to melodrama.
As we will see, rather than succumb to the ready temptation to repudiate that linkage, Chesnutt hyperbolizes it.
Michaels also details how the United Nations hyperbolizes wildly.
Having watched his father be murdered by greedy white farmers intent on stealing his land, Macon internalizes and hyperbolizes his ex-slave father's ethos of work and property ownership.