without exaggeration

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But in a confederacy the people, without exaggeration, may be said to be entirely the masters of their own fate.
Tragic as that history seemed to her passionate and undisciplined mind, she told it truthfully and without exaggeration.
Mrs Musgrove thinks all her servants so steady, that it would be high treason to call it in question; but I am sure, without exaggeration, that her upper house-maid and laundry-maid, instead of being in their business, are gadding about the village, all day long.
Dear little souls, they hate flattery, so they tell you; and when you say, "Ah, darling, it isn't flattery in your case, it's plain, sober truth; you really are, without exaggeration, the most beautiful, the most good, the most charming, the most divine, the most perfect human creature that ever trod this earth," they will smile a quiet, approving smile, and, leaning against your manly shoulder, murmur that you are a dear good fellow after all.
Everything was then viewed without metaphysics, without exaggeration, without magnifying glass, with the naked eye.
The unfortunate bee-hunter and his companions had become the captives of a people, who might, without exaggeration, be called the Ishmaelites of the American deserts.
Men and women sought different corners where they could lie unobserved, and from two to four it might be said without exaggeration that the hotel was inhabited by bodies without souls.
Noting that security forces have constantly been uncovering "terrorist and subversive networks," Salam said: "I can objectively say and without exaggeration that the security situation is largely under control.
I knew right away that the notes were David's -- and I can say without exaggeration that finding them gave me the chills," Martine said.
When in 2009 the start of an ambitious project to enhance EU cooperation with a number of former Soviet countries was given, probably nobody could have imagined that within four years the next Summit of the Eastern Partnership will become an event that, without exaggeration, defines the future of the region, and perhaps the entire continent.
As for my burger, it was by far the most creative one I have ever had, without exaggeration.