It is in these works more than in any others that the peculiar quality of Voltaire - ironic style without exaggeration - appears.
But the form Querouailles was commonly used in England, where it was corrupted into Carwell or Carewell, perhaps with an ironic reference to the care which the duchess took to fill her pocket.
His Gedichte (1837), if anything, increased his reputation; his epics, Die Nibelungen inn Frack (1843) and Der Pfaff vom Kahlenberg (1850), are characterized by a fine ironic humour.
His ironic romance, Martin Birck's Youth, created a sensation in 1901.
Lucian of Samosata achieved a brilliant success with his ironic dialogues "Of the Gods," "Of the Dead," "Of Love" and "Of the Courtesans."
As part of Nana's torment, in a bitterly ironic twist, former Eastender's star Hilda Braid has been taken to a nursing home with suspected dementia.
As you can tell, I am darkly ironic, of course.
Before she died, Eyre had composed the cruelly ironic epitaph, which finally stung her to desperation and death.
He had an ironic wit.
He held an ironic detachment from the world.
I find somewhat ironic the current outcry about the use of poison gas by Iraq from states which did nothing at the time.
In an ironic twist, the actual bearer of the guns rears their head from the jungle.
It is ironic that most people don't actually put these things on top of their televisions!
It is ironic that someone who advocates investor discipline should show so little as a writer.
It is ironic that the retarded man should be taken into the confidence of these supposedly normal characters.
It is ironic to think that, in later years, the police would require help themselves.
It really is quite deliciously ironic to read this sort of stuff from our leaders.
It was an ironic allusion to 19th century modes of narration.
There was an ironic counterpoint buried in the music and lyrics.
There were ironic cheers from the side that lost the game.
And this "Well!" sounded coldly ironic, as if he were saying,: "Now go through your performance."
"Ma foi, sire, nous ferons ce qui sera dans notre possibilite, sire," * he answered gaily, raising nevertheless ironic smiles among the gentlemen of the Tsar's suite by his poor French.
Prince Andrew looked silently at Pierre with an ironic smile.
Dolokhov banged down the lid of his desk and turned to Anatole with an ironic smile:
Napoleon turned to him with a pleasant, though slightly ironic, smile.
"He writes about this war," said the prince, with the ironic smile that had become habitual to him in speaking of the present war.
"Always busy," replied Michael Ivanovich with a respectfully ironic smile which caused Princess Mary to turn pale.
Napoleon made ironic remarks during Fabvier's account, as if he had not expected that matters could go otherwise in his absence.
While the soldiers were shouting Kutuzov leaned forward in his saddle and bowed his head, and his eye lit up with a mild and apparently ironic gleam.
At present he still forgot what was said to him and still did not see what was before his eyes, but he now looked with a scarcely perceptible and seemingly ironic smile at what was before him and listened to what was said, though evidently seeing and hearing something quite different.
It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic--a caricature of the historical accounts.