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Definitionunderstated ironic humor — often in a difficult situation
- Scarlett wondered how he managed so onerous a job in his condition but asked no questions, realizing wryly that almost anything was possible when necessity drove.4.35 (62% in)
- One and all, Mammy dosed them, never waiting to ask foolish questions about the state of their organs and, one and all, they drank her doses meekly and with wry faces, remembering, perhaps, other stern black faces in far-off places and other inexorable black hands holding medicine spoons.3.30 (8% in)
- Who'll NEVER give up," amended Hugh, and his smile was proud but a little wry.4.35 (66% in)
- In spite of herself, she had to smile too, but it was a wry, uncomfortable smile.4.36 (32% in)
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