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The chief exaggerator then was Jeff Koinage, who later was disgraced after he was found to have staged a news event in Nigeria.
Think of the peplum as a waistline exaggerator - pick carefully and it's your stylish shortcut to an hourglass figure.
Within three days of the 2001 inauguration, President Bush's then-press secretary Ari Fleischer looked like a partisan exaggerator who was trying to exploit a press pack mentality when he fanned what began as a newspaper gossip item.
The Court accepted, but was untroubled by, the Eleventh Circuit's conclusion that the statute could punish "a braggart, exaggerator, or outright liar.
That clever rhetorical response cued the press to cover the debate as one about character, the "straight-talking Texan" versus the "serial exaggerator.
That's Garcia-Marquez for you--an exaggerator of realities--and in this book, he becomes a symbolic murderer of reality, an impersonator, an assassin of God.
In attendance were Tom Curley, president of the AP, Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, all leading lights of a media establishment that, five years earlier, had deputized itself judge, jury, and executioner for Gore's 2000 presidential campaign, spinning each day's events to portray the stolid, capable vice president as a wild exaggerator, ideological chameleon, and total, unforgivable bore.
One day Gore is an uptight, hypercautious "serial exaggerator.
Whether it be in the everyday sense of a lie, a fantasy, an obsession for the unreal as when we say that someone is an exaggerator of myth-maker (mitomano), but also and equally in its relationship to representations and figures beyond history, as in Greek mythology of the Bible.
Unger depicts La Follette as egomaniacal and hypochondriacal, an exaggerator who was stubborn, self-destructive, and often counterproductive politically.
The habitual liar, fabricator, or exaggerator is not trusted.