Definition of Hyperboles

1. Noun. (plural of hyperbole) ¹



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Definition of Hyperboles

1. hyperbole [n] - See also: hyperbole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperboles

hyperbenthic
hyperbenthos
hyperbetalipoproteinaemia
hyperbetalipoproteinemia
hyperbike
hyperbikes
hyperbilirubinaemia
hyperbilirubinaemias
hyperbilirubinemia
hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
hyperbilirubinemias
hyperbola
hyperbolae
hyperbolas
hyperbole
hyperboles (current term)
hyperbolic
hyperbolic cosine
hyperbolic function
hyperbolic geometry
hyperbolic navigation system
hyperbolic plane
hyperbolic planes
hyperbolic polynomial
hyperbolic sine
hyperbolic space
hyperbolic spaces
hyperbolic tangent
hyperbolical
hyperbolically

Literary usage of Hyperboles

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1. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"... and to hyperboles, under the head of which we get a useful touch of contempt for Isocrates.8 We are in deeper and more living waters when we come to the ..."

2. A Letter on the Genius and Dispositions of the French Government: Including by Robert Walsh (1810)
"... hyperboles with regard to her military and pecuniary resources. Upon these resources alone she must rely in her competition with France; ..."

3. The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith (1820)
"The difficulty lies in choosing such hyperboles, as the subject will admit of; for, according to the definition of Theo- ..."

4. The Verbalist: A Manual Devoted to Brief Discussions of the Right and Wrong by Alfred Ayres (1882)
"Our common forms of compliment are almost all of them extravagant hyperboles."—Blair. Some examples are the following : " Rivers of blood and hills of slain ..."

5. A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature by Alexander Jamieson (1840)
"hyperboles are improper, when they may be turned against the argument of the author who uses them. ..."

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