EXAGGERATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXAGGERATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of making something more noticeable than it really is; overstatement
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  All this would have been very well, if there had been no exaggeration.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 33
2  Her daughter made her no reply, only in her heart she thought that one could not talk about exaggeration where Christianity was concerned.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 33
3  Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1
4  Basil Hallward's compliments had seemed to him to be merely the charming exaggeration of friendship.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
5  So far as exaggeration is concerned, I am not exaggerating.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
6  This, without any dissimulation, and also without any exaggeration, is the truth about Louis Philippe.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
7  There are virtues which become crimes by exaggeration.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
8  She was therefore obliged to seek another branch of the subject, and related, with much bitterness of spirit and some exaggeration, the shocking rudeness of Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
9  The struggle in the smoke had pictured an exaggeration of itself on the bleached cheeks and in the eyes wild with one desire.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
10  It's no exaggeration when lawyers say that conditions like that are a disgrace.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
11  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
12  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
13  No one, for instance, could have made a more typical Goya than Carry Fisher, with her short dark-skinned face, the exaggerated glow of her eyes, the provocation of her frankly-painted smile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
14  Such embarrassment as was shown was on Mrs. Trenor's side, and manifested itself in the mingling of exaggerated warmth with imperceptible reservations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
15  While he spoke she had moved slowly to the middle of the room, and paused near his writing-table, where the lamp, striking upward, cast exaggerated shadows on the pallour of her delicately-hollowed face.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  There was a degree of exaggeration in his description of events.
2  The company described reports of environmental disaster as gross exaggeration.
3  John is rather given to exaggeration.
4  The dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness.
5  They should be sceptical of exaggerated claims for what such courses can achieve.
6  The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated.
7  Western fears, he insists, are greatly exaggerated.
8  The minister suggested that the dire prophecies of certain leading environmentalists were somewhat exaggerated.
9  These problems have been exaggerated by the media.
10  While the first impression of a traditional clown may be one of frivolity, the exaggerated makeup, clothing, expressions.
11  The operatic performer is trained to make an exaggerated gesticulation because of the large auditorium.
12  His memoir was full of descriptions of puissant military heroics, but most were exaggerations or outright lies.
13  It is difficult to believe the newspaper accounts of the riots because of the way some reporters distort and exaggerate the actual events.
14  Don't exaggerate the size of the enemy force!
15  It isn't that he lied exactly, but he did tend to exaggerate.