In stark opposition to the angelic portrayal of Joseph, the opening line to Richaud's short story relies on superlatives in order to hyperbolize
the diabolical nature of the eponymous character: "La mere Guillot etait la plus infernale concierge qu'on ait vu naitre sous le ciel de Dieu, depuis qu'il y a des concierges et dont quelques-unes sont mechantes" (35).
Granted, historically there was a tendency in some rationalist philosophers to hyperbolize
the degree to which the world could be explained metaphysically.
CORRECTION: Some folks are so inclined to exaggerate that they will hyperbolize
about almost everything--except their own mistakes.
The common denominator of all of these notions is their hostility to pluralism and their imposition of a monocular vision of reality, in that they hyperbolize
a single aspect of reality, thus oversimplifying the complexity of the very phenomena they are supposed to explain.
She was the symbol of a group of players who needed to hyperbolize
what they thought was a socially acceptable and desirable femininity.
While Matilda's determination of seeking peace to the benefit of the papacy could not be belied, the tendency to hyperbolize
this deed led to neglecting her equally significant bellicose exertion.
Yet the instances of suicide as a transcendental renunciation that explicitly emerge in bodhisattvic exemplarism only hyperbolize
the same theme.
supra note 154, at 3 (describing Interventionists); see also Woan, supra note 144, at 63 (arguing that critics of antitrust patrol in new economies at times hyperbolize
these characteristics as justifications to remove antitrust regulation).
See Rape and Feminism, supra note 29, at 621-22 (asserting that tough-on-crime politicians "routinely hyperbolize
the danger of crime"); see also 151 CONG.
Friedlander and Reising hyperbolize
any aspect of Graham's life that they can plausibly inflate.
Caught in, to use Freud's terminology, white male penis envy, white men had to project their own forbidden sexual urges onto black men, to portray them as sexually pathological and perverse and to hyperbolize
their phallic power in order to redeem their own sinfulness.
Rather than have this tragedy support his pacifism, Henry uses the spectacle to hyperbolize