In an irony of war, they were shelled by their own artillery.
I've never been able to fully understand irony.
The story is told with wry wit and humor, employing sharp irony and masterful dialog.
Delicate irony and pointed epigram take the place of broad humour.
Unfortunately he was called by the irony of fate to fill a great office, in which.
Is it supposed to be post-modern irony or something?
Such are the penalties exacted by the irony of fate for the world's persecution of its prophets.
Finally, I am struck by one irony behind all this.
But if that were so, it would still remain doubtful, as Erdmann remarks, whether the irony is directed against the church or against reason.
The irony was missed on York who never seemed to notice how rioting eventually proved to be her nemesis.
Nicholas repeated with a shade of irony, and he took up the book.
Dunn finds a rather bitter irony of circumstance in the fact that the anniversary of Lesley's death has coincided with Mother's Day.
For in a cruel irony, the bombing raids had saved the day.
The irony of the situation in which we find ourselves today should be evident for all to see.
Then, with plenty of time on my hands, I began to realize the irony of that whole experience.
There was a look of tenderness, for he was touched, but also a gleam of irony on his face.
The flavour of these chapters is due to the irony which Gibbon has employed with consummate art and felicity.
By a strange irony this event, the chief event of Lucien's life, was fatal to the cause of democracy of which he had been the most eager exponent.