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Hyperbolically

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Hyperbólically. adv. [from hyperbolical.]

  1. In form of an hyperbola.

  2. With exaggeration or extenuation.

    Yet may all be solved, if we take it hyperbolically. Brown.

    Scylla is seated upon a narrow mountain, which thrusts into the sea a steep high rock, and hyperbolically described by Homer as inaccessible. Broome's Notes on the Odyssey.

Sources: Broome, William (16) · Browne, Thomas (204)

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