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.
(189) See Piraino, Jr., supra note 154, at 3 (describing Interventionists); see also Woan, supra note 144, at 63 (arguing that critics of antitrust patrol in new economies at times hyperbolize these characteristics as justifications to remove antitrust regulation).
Maturin's attempt, as Victor Sage puts it, to 'hyperbolize the already hyperbolic Gothic genre' (8) is not merely an attempt to produce increasingly horrific representations, but to perpetuate the Gothic challenge to the strict referentiality of representation that characterizes the genre from its inception.
Friedlander and Reising hyperbolize any aspect of Graham's life that they can plausibly inflate.
Caught in, to use Freud's terminology, white male penis envy, white men had to project their own forbidden sexual urges onto black men, to portray them as sexually pathological and perverse and to hyperbolize their phallic power in order to redeem their own sinfulness.
Rather than have this tragedy support his pacifism, Henry uses the spectacle to hyperbolize his plight.
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.
"In fact I think it was mostly wood, and maybe some plastic." Gray admits that he tends to hyperbolize. "I refer to myself as a poetic journalist.
She was the symbol of a group of players who needed to hyperbolize what they thought was a socially acceptable and desirable femininity.