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irony
Used in
Oliver Twist
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  • Send Oliver with them,' said Mr. Grimwig, with an ironical smile; 'he will be sure to deliver them safely, you know.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The young gentleman smiled, as if to intimate that the latter fragments of discourse were playfully ironical; and finished the beer as he did so.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He meant this to be ironical, but it was true besides; for the Dodger and Charley Bates had filed off down the first convenient court they came to.  (not reviewed by editor)

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