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Word: irony

Definition: hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning


Sentences Containing 'irony'

``And what would you do, my dear diplomatist,''replied Morcerf, with a slight degree of irony in his voice,``if you did nothing?
It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.
This calmness of Busoni, combined with his irony and boldness, staggered Caderousse.
replied Monte Cristo, with bitter irony;``since we are recalling names, let us remember them all.''
The corpse of Madame de Villefort was stretched across the doorway leading to the room in which Edward must be; those glaring eyes seemed to watch over the threshold, and the lips bore the stamp of a terrible and mysterious irony.
For your very great politeness, I am sure,' said Miss Murdstone; with an irony which no more affected my aunt, than it discomposed the cannon I had slept by at Chatham.

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