- hyperbole (n.)
- early 15c., from Latin hyperbole, from Greek hyperbole "exaggeration, extravagance," related to hyperballein "to throw over or beyond," from hyper- "beyond" + bole "a throwing, a casting, the stroke of a missile, bolt, beam," from bol-, nominative stem of ballein "to throw" (see ballistics). Rhetorical sense is found in Aristotle and Isocrates.
- 1. American humor is founded largely on hyperbole.
- 2. The phrase is of course a hyperbole.
- 3. Prochazka loved to regale his friends with hyperbole and excess.
- 4. Liver of goose saying fertilizer is aristocratic food also is not hyperbole.
- 5. Hyperbole and understatement are two chief rhetorical figures in English language.
[ hyperbole 造句 ]