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I had not expected him to be, and was not surprised myself; or my observation of similar practical satires would have been but scanty.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
First of all he strove to make his features assume an air of dignity and importance, and then an air of humble, but faintly satirical, respect, and then an air of respect guiltless of any alloy whatsoever.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Charlie May was slightly satirical, for he had flirted a very little with Julia, and Hammond had cut up very roughly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
One morning, though I had never tried my hand with the pen, it suddenly occurred to me to write a satire on this officer in the form of a novel which would unmask his villainy.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
Well, these sad and hopeless obstacles are welcome in one sense, for they enable us to look with indifference upon the cruel satires that Fate loves to indulge in.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The affair, as it will be reported, will cover us with shame; for in a society such as ours satire inflicts a painful and incurable wound.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context