EXAGGERATE in a Sentence

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80 example sentences for EXAGGERATE, such as:

1. My dear fellow, you exaggerate.
2. John is rather given to exaggeration.
3. Don't exaggerate the size of the enemy force!
4. The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated.
5. These problems have been exaggerated by the media.

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 Meanings and Examples of EXAGGERATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  represent as greater than is actually the case; do something to an excessive degree
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  My very good friend and excellent neighbor," replied the count, with a smile, "you really exaggerate my trifling exertions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 38. The Compact.
2  Nevertheless, you must not exaggerate the evil," said Monte Cristo, "for by endeavoring to avoid one fault you will fall into another.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
3  "I think, sir, you exaggerate your situation," said Madame Danglars, whose beautiful eyes sparkled for a moment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
4  Impostor," repeated Villefort; "certainly, madame, you appear to extenuate some cases, and exaggerate others.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 99. The Law.
5  But we perhaps exaggerate the gray or sable tinge, which undoubtedly characterized the mood and manners of the age.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
6  I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources or the difficulties of my life.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  "But just because you feel yourself responsible, you exaggerate it, I am afraid," she said.
Anna Karenina 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 21
8  Nor did wild rumors of all sorts fail to exaggerate, and still the more horrify the true histories of these deadly encounters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  He began to exaggerate the endurance, the skill, and the valor of those who were coming.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
10  Say whatever your memory suggests is true; but add nothing and exaggerate nothing.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
11  My dear fellow, you exaggerate.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
12  "I exaggerate everything, that is where I go wrong," I repeated to myself every hour.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VIII
13  Do not exaggerate the service I have the happiness to render your Majesty.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
14  He said to himself that he had doubtless exaggerated the significance of Zeena's threats, and that she too, with the return of daylight, would come to a saner mood.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VIII
15  She caught hold of the back of the chair, her knees going weak under her, as Rhett Butler rose from the sofa where he had been lying and made her a bow of exaggerated politeness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  It is difficult to believe the newspaper accounts of the riots because of the way some reporters distort and exaggerate the actual events.
2  Don't exaggerate the size of the enemy force!
3  It isn't that he lied exactly, but he did tend to exaggerate.
4  They should be sceptical of exaggerated claims for what such courses can achieve.
5  The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated.
6  Western fears, he insists, are greatly exaggerated.
7  The minister suggested that the dire prophecies of certain leading environmentalists were somewhat exaggerated.
8  These problems have been exaggerated by the media.
9  While the first impression of a traditional clown may be one of frivolity, the exaggerated makeup, clothing, expressions.
10  The operatic performer is trained to make an exaggerated gesticulation because of the large auditorium.
11  His memoir was full of descriptions of puissant military heroics, but most were exaggerations or outright lies.
12  There was a degree of exaggeration in his description of events.
13  The company described reports of environmental disaster as gross exaggeration.
14  John is rather given to exaggeration.
15  The dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness.