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satire -- as in: wrote a satire
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Middlemarch
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  • Naumann’s pronunciation of the vowel seemed to stretch the word satirically.
  • She was not coldly clever and indirectly satirical, but adorably simple and full of feeling.
  • He always saw the joke of any satire against himself.
  • "Her back is very large; she seems to have sat for that," said Rosamond, not meaning any satire, but thinking how red young Plymdale’s hands were, and wondering why Lydgate did not come.
  • Her shrewdness had a streak of satiric bitterness continually renewed and never carried utterly out of sight, except by a strong current of gratitude towards those who, instead of telling her that she ought to be contented, did something to make her so.
  • Lydgate had often been satirical on this gratuitous prediction, and he meant now to be guarded.
  • And as to roaring myself red and that kind of thing—these men never understand what is good satire.
  • Satire, you know, should be true up to a certain point.
  • This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will’s ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.
  • This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will’s ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.
  • This is an amusement to sharpen the intellect; it has a sting—it has what we call satire, and wit without indecency.
  • Which notwithstanding they cannot handsomely do, without the borrowed help and satire of times past; condemning the vices of their own times, by the expressions of vices in times which they commend, which cannot but argue the community of vice in both.

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  • She loves late-night political satire.
  • She is good at refuting arguments, but lacks the personality to respond to satire.

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