IRONY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IRONY
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irony
 n.  expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  Then, with a sudden dart of irony, he wondered if, when their turn came, the same epitaph would be written over him and Zeena.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  I imagine the irony of me being the one to tell him of his son's death will be lost on him, just now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Everything about him accorded with the fastidious element in her taste, even to the light irony with which he surveyed what seemed to her most sacred.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  As she did so, it struck her with a flash of irony that she was indebted to Gus Trenor for the means of buying them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
5  To be stung by irony it is not necessary to understand it, and the angry streaks on Trenor's face might have been raised by an actual lash.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
6  Her sense of irony never quite deserted her, and she could still note, with self-directed derision, the abnormal value suddenly acquired by the most tiresome and insignificant details of her former life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
7  For a moment she found a certain amusement in the show, and in her own share of it: the situation had an ease and unconventionality distinctly refreshing after her experience of the irony of conventions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8  Selden's calmness seemed rather to harden into resistance, and Miss Bart's into a surface of glittering irony, as they faced each other from the opposite corners of one of Mrs. Hatch's elephantine sofas.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
9  She had furnished the girl with the means to go to a sanatorium in the mountains: it struck her now with a peculiar irony that the money she had used had been Gus Trenor's.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
10  The slight impression produced on the savage was, however, soon forgotten, and he continued pointing, with taunting irony, toward Alice.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
11  "She speaks with the tongue of her people," returned Magua, regarding his victim with a look of bitter irony.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
12  Likewise the Postmaster was made to give ground; whereupon he turned and eyed Chichikov with mingled astonishment and subtle irony.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
13  There were moments of such positive intoxication, of such happiness, that there was not the faintest trace of irony within me, on my honour.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
14  speak somehow like a book, she said, and again there was a note of irony in her voice.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VI
15  Set your friend's mind at rest, said he without altering his tone, beneath the politeness and affected sympathy of which indifference and even irony could be discerned.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  That most of us miss the irony is a vivid demonstration of our blindness.
2  The other irony, of course, is that people live in small stilt houses over the water - there are no cars in the village.
3  He thanked us all without a touch of irony.