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irony
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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irony
Used in
The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Danglars felt the irony and compressed his lips.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An ironical smile curled the lip of Eugenie.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An ironical smile passed over Albert's lips.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This calmness of Busoni, combined with his irony and boldness, staggered Caderousse.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Has she made a fortune also?" inquired the abbe, with an ironical smile.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The corpse of Madame de Villefort was stretched across the doorway leading to the room in which Edward must be; those glaring eyes seemed to watch over the threshold, and the lips bore the stamp of a terrible and mysterious irony.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Fernand, do you mean?" replied Monte Cristo, with bitter irony; "since we are recalling names, let us remember them all."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Spada turned pale, as Caesar looked at him with an ironical air, which proved that he had anticipated all, and that the snare was well spread.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Madame de Villefort listened with avidity to these appalling maxims and horrible paradoxes, delivered by the count with that ironical simplicity which was peculiar to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I am not begging, my fine fellow," said the unknown to the servant, with so ironical an expression of the eye, and so frightful a smile, that he withdrew; "I only wish to say two or three words to your master, who gave me a commission to execute about a fortnight ago."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There is but one service I can render you, and for that I place myself entirely at your orders, that is, to present, or make my friends present, you everywhere; besides, you have no need of any one to introduce you—with your name, and your fortune, and your talent" (Monte Cristo bowed with a somewhat ironical smile) "you can present yourself everywhere, and be well received.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And what would you do, my dear diplomatist," replied Morcerf, with a slight degree of irony in his voice, "if you did nothing?  (not reviewed by editor)

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