(1) The instances are inconspicuous, but do make for a slight forcing of the effect towards hyperbole .(2) Behind every food scare, there is a barrage of claims and counter-claims, hyperbole and damage limitation.(3) They generally strike me as hyperbole that works to insult but not really to enlighten.(4) According to the narrator, fierce would be hyperbole for even the bravest of hobbits.(5) But this exclamation is hyperbole ; we are not speaking in literal seriousness.(6) In any other case this might sound like directorial hyperbole , but Lloyd has reason to be confident.(7) Pack up the breathless hyperbole and just point us in the direction of better gear.(8) Similarly, claims about the potential of the Internet are usually overstated and often hyperbole .(9) It's safe to say that hyperbole is the stuff of both poetry and protest movements.(10) Real tragedies do not need hyperbole , for they are intrinsically hyperbolic.(11) It is impossible to create a responsible ethical and policy debate in a climate of hyperbole .(12) Such hyperbole deadens the sensitivity to moral distinctions in public discourse.(13) We see this in the recurrence of his favourite rhetorical figures of paradox and hyperbole .(14) Having said that let us not get carried away in hyperbole and rhetoric.(15) you can't accuse us of hyperbole(16) Whether Alice actually wanted to put a hospital in the casino or the claim is merely gossipy hyperbole is unclear.