Ironic sentence examples

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  • There were ironic cheers from the side that lost the game.

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  • It is ironic to think that, in later years, the police would require help themselves.

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  • 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.

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  • It is ironic that most people don't actually put these things on top of their televisions!

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  • There was an ironic counterpoint buried in the music and lyrics.

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  • And this "Well!" sounded coldly ironic, as if he were saying,: "Now go through your performance."

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  • In an ironic twist, the actual bearer of the guns rears their head from the jungle.

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  • He had an ironic wit.

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  • As you can tell, I am darkly ironic, of course.

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  • It is in these works more than in any others that the peculiar quality of Voltaire - ironic style without exaggeration - appears.

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  • 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.

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  • Before she died, Eyre had composed the cruelly ironic epitaph, which finally stung her to desperation and death.

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  • 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.

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  • He held an ironic detachment from the world.

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  • I find somewhat ironic the current outcry about the use of poison gas by Iraq from states which did nothing at the time.

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  • It is ironic that someone who advocates investor discipline should show so little as a writer.

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  • Napoleon made ironic remarks during Fabvier's account, as if he had not expected that matters could go otherwise in his absence.

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  • 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.

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  • His ironic romance, Martin Birck's Youth, created a sensation in 1901.

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  • Napoleon turned to him with a pleasant, though slightly ironic, smile.

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  • It is ironic that the retarded man should be taken into the confidence of these supposedly normal characters.

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  • It really is quite deliciously ironic to read this sort of stuff from our leaders.

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  • Prince Andrew looked silently at Pierre with an ironic smile.

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  • Dolokhov banged down the lid of his desk and turned to Anatole with an ironic smile:

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  • It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic--a caricature of the historical accounts.

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  • Lucian of Samosata achieved a brilliant success with his ironic dialogues "Of the Gods," "Of the Dead," "Of Love" and "Of the Courtesans."

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  • It was an ironic allusion to 19th century modes of narration.

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  • "You don't think it's ironic?" she asked.

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  • His mouth twisted into an ironic smile that never reached his eyes.

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  • Taking genre fiction for a ride, Slow Death uses obscenity, black humor and repetition for the sake of ironic deconstruction.

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  • Of ironic detachment of the mortgage-backed with the rest five men who.

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  • Then again, I might have just missed the point about some ironic joke thanks to an overly earnest press release.

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  • That said, Hopewell ' s characterisation of ironic ecclesiology contains many features that Anglicans will find resonant.

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  • This is truly ironic that it could happen at the very time that we have sequenced the human genome.

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  • Their unequivocal embrace of social conformity is doubly ironic considering they kept themselves apart from others.

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  • Nonetheless, even in this section much of his exposition is ironic, sometimes shading off into heavy sarcasm.

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  • It may seem slightly ironic to find raw food recipes when they are not actually cooked.

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  • If you wish to be ironic, you can tell guests that you bought it as a collector's piece in view of global climate change.

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  • The thick lips under the bushy handlebar mustache tightened in an ironic smile.

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  • In other words, the beauty is ironic, albeit done with sledgehammer subtlety.

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  • Sarah hailed from Nashville, as did Travis, which was ironic considering they met and fell in love overseas.

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  • It can have an ironic look in an urban setting, but also define urbanity.

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  • Born in Long Island, New York, and hailing from Forrest Hills, Queens, Donna Karan expertly blends the fast pace of New York City with a seemingly ironic, classic sense of timelessness.

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  • In Larry's Party Carol Shields presents an ironic Odyssey through the life of modern man, from the late seventies through to 1997.

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  • Could have drifted to novelty, but thoughtfully put together to avoid the obvious ironic pitfalls.

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  • placards bearing ironic advertising slogans such as " Buy More, Be Happy ", " Work!

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  • Seven Santas bore aloft colorful placards bearing ironic advertising slogans such as " Buy More, Be Happy ", " Work!

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  • Swann embodies the discretion and ironic self-effacement which are the anti-thesis of French directness.

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  • nervous tic or ironic self-awareness; it wasn't particularly funny in either case.

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  • understated ironic humor would be lost on an American TV audience.

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  • It was ironic that by the end of his life he was regarded as a scion of the English establishment.

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  • What is ironic in the handbook is the studious avoidance of many themes and issues that would help to inform that practice.

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  • Nervous tic or ironic self-awareness; it was n't particularly funny in either case.

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  • A humorous or ironic name piques the interest of others who will ask "how did you come up with that name?"

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  • Ironic Gifts Irony plays a role in retirement gifts, including a new set of tools or college books for a new career.

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  • After all, what is more ironic than retiring from one career by preparing for another?

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  • Coney Island is now nothing more than an ironic name, as it is no longer an island at all.

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  • The ironic part to the control is that while not in Berserk mode, Guts is a little sluggish and hard to turn on a dime.

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  • This is still the case, which is why it can be considered ironic that natural redheads like Nicole Kidman and Lindsey Lohan insist on going platinum blonde.

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  • This can be considered ironic, since it plainly demonstrates that young males are attracted to depictions of strong, intelligent women and yet those roles tend to be few and far between.

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  • The latter is ironic, since it was known as a penalty space in earlier versions.

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  • For many, there is an undeniable, ironic eroticism in innocence.

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  • LA: It's ironic so many ghost hunters disdain working with psychics or mediums who claim to be able to communicate with spirits, yet they get so excited to get high EMF or EVPs in a place where no one has reported a ghost for decades.

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  • Try a voluminous skirt for an ironic look.

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  • In an ironic and painful twist of fate, Stuart Chandler was accidentally shot and killed by his brother Adam in 2009.

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  • At first, I found it ironic, and then it struck me that the majority of alarms rely on something most of us take for granted, and yet is unaccessible to a large part of population - the sense of hearing.

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  • It's ironic that a multi-billion dollar industry exists to promote something that doesn't actually cost you a cent.

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  • The referee getting huge ironic cheers for not only spotting it for once but calling it City's way too.

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  • There is also an underlying darkness and even more ironic counterpoint buried in the music and lyrics.

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  • handlebar mustache tightened in an ironic smile.

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  • It all seems rather ironic now, standing here, in the drizzle, waiting for the bus.

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  • I kept waiting for it to become ironic -- but it didn't!

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  • limpid lines of Therapy mirror its theme to some ironic degree; the frustration of a weak erection.

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  • In the end, Gorak indulges in a couple of ironic plot points that seem unnecessarily morbid.

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  • It's an apt, if ironic, tag given that the hotel lies in an autonomous Tibetan prefecture.

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  • A real, raw authentic performance - no matter how rehearsed this is an ironic take on the loftiness given to artworks using psychoanalysis.

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  • The statement that it may be possible to hear ptarmigan is ironic.

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  • He said he did not think The Office 's understated ironic humor would be lost on an American TV audience.

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  • It is ironic that the same country known for harboring U.S. draft dodgers provides a haven for celebrity political outcasts.

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  • You don't want to wear a bright red, super shiny robe when entertaining your date, but a vintage paisley or ironic polka-dot jacket will go far.

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  • Army Camo: As realistic as it gets, this print could look ironic on a bra or tough-cute on a pair of panties.

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  • McGraw has his father to thank for his foot in the door in the music industry; an ironic twist given the early nature of the relationship between the two.

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  • She has said that it seemed ironic to her that she became so famous by keeping her clothes on, and then when she hit 40 they still wanted her to take them off.

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  • It was ironic that she should pity him for being forced to inherit something he didn't want - especially so because she had been so poor before they met.

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  • "That's pretty ironic," Cynthia said.

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  • Taran, whose golden eyes made her blood heat and whose touch brought a warm tingle of anticipation to her body…it was ironic that the two men she loved in her life would betray her.

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  • All somewhat ironic, since von Hagens ' intention is precisely to combat the taboos that make cadavers so controversial.

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  • To some the dispute over opium may seem outrageous, to others delightfully ironic.

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  • Youngsters might not "get" an ironic or sarcastic joke.

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