hyperbolize


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

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The position defended here tries to mediate between the rationalist tendency to overemphasize necessity and the empiricist tendency to hyperbolize regarding contingency in that there are both necessary and contingent aspects of reality.
Ruffians, assassins, poniards, and a half-naked fleeing queen: Burke is neither the first nor the last writer to hyperbolize the events of the French Revolution in terms of domestic melodrama.
Keil tends to philosophize, romanticize, universalize, and hyperbolize about the global significance of oboe and drum ensembles, and their hypothetical relationships with jazz and other music traditions.
But many of them seem only to hyperbolize his brilliance, his audacity, his childishness.
In Emmeline Hoeveler sees Smith's heroine setting up a pattern all other female gothics will address; the next four chapters of lively readings demonstrate how Radcliffe follows, Austen satirizes, Dacre and Shelley hyperbolize, and the Brontes canonize Smith's initialization of "gothic feminism.
According to Jeff Yanc, this "feminizing" objectification of Travolta's body is countered, at least in Fever and Staying Alive (1983), by "a blatantly overdetermined construction of masculinity" (39) effected by narrative and stylistic procedures that hyperbolize the looking privileges and active agency that are conventionally conferred upon the male protagonist.
Rooted in the subculture of the Texas farmer, he is willing to oversimplify and hyperbolize to make a larger point.
The typical strategy of her first-person speaker is to hyperbolize the ordinary experience of reflecting one's face in the mirror and to intensify the mind's manipulative skills so that the woman becomes a terrifying fish.
book begins to hyperbolize this into a demonic trait, standing for
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.
Lassnig's strongest works hyperbolize and distill the banality and brutality of the everyday: They are touching and terrible.
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.
Having spent his career insisting on a kind of affinity between--if not outright conflation of--things and their representations, Goldstein found in painting an unlikely arena in which to hyperbolize.
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.