CARICATURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CARICATURE
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caricature
 n.  representation, like a picture, that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect
Classic Sentence:
1  Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Andrea Cavalcanti found his tilbury waiting at the door; the groom, in every respect a caricature of the English fashion, was standing on tiptoe to hold a large iron-gray horse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 64. The Beggar.
3  The couple in question were engaged in the same kind of romance in which Lily figured, and the latter felt a certain annoyance in contemplating what seemed to her a caricature of her own situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  It was like some strange caricature of the dapper James Wilder whom we had seen the night before.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
5  From time to time he threw his arm in the air as if doing a caricature of someone.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Two First Cross-examination
6  Some, like "Near the lake where drooped the willow," passed into current airs and their source was forgotten; others were caricatured on the "minstrel" stage and their memory died away.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIV
7  It imposes its caricatures as well as its ideal on people; the highest monuments of human civilization accept its ironies and lend their eternity to its mischievous pranks.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—TO SCOFF, TO REIGN
Example Sentence:
1  The film gives a crude caricature of African history.
2  The report presents a caricature of the true situation.
3  The caricature he drew yesterday emphasized a personal weakness of the people he burlesqued.
4  Magazines often contain caricatures of well-known film stars.