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irony
used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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irony
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • There had been mad wilful rejections, monstrous forms of self-torture and selfdenial, whose origin was fear, and whose result was a degradation infinitely more terrible than that fancied degradation from which, in their ignorance, they had sought to escape, Nature in her wonderful irony driving the anchorite out to herd with the wild animals of the desert and giving to the hermit the beasts of the field as his companions.  (not reviewed by editor)

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