Definition- exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
"I could never express all my sorrow, no, not if I used up a whole dictionary."
Anne is trying to apologize to her neighbor Mrs. Lynde for calling her old, fat, and ugly. She is very imaginatitive and she likes to exaggerate things.
Anne often said that Lover's Lane was so romantic that she could see the love bouncing off the path.