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irony
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Nicholas Nickleby
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irony
Used in
Nicholas Nickleby
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  • 'Well; but I was speaking ironically,' rejoined Miss La Creevy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These and many other expressions of ironical disapprobation having been exhausted, two or three of the out-of-door fellows began to hustle Nicholas and the young gentleman who had made the noise: stumbling against them by accident, and treading on their toes, and so forth.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: situational irony
as in: verbal irony
as in: dramatic irony
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