He recalled Gottlieb’s sardonic face; he felt and feared his quality of dynamic hatred.
He was the more assured because (though he sardonically refused it) he was at this time offered the medical deanship of the University of West Chippewa.
While his father was alternately proud and amiably sardonic about his own Jewish blood, the boy conveyed to his classmates in college that he was from pure and probably noble German stock.
There was in Tredgold’s affable eye a sardonic flicker.
In a corner of Gottlieb’s office, a den opening from his laboratory, was Terry Wickett, rolling a cigarette and looking sardonic.
(But one cannot convey the quality of it: the thin drawl, the sardonic amiability, the hiss of the S’s, the D’s turned into blunt and challenging T’s.) The assistant held the guinea pig close; Gottlieb pinched up the skin of the belly and punctured it with a quick down thrust of the hypodermic needle.
The European War was the one thing, besides his discharge from Winnemac, which had ever broken his sardonic serenity.
Back of their welter of coops, unseen by the tutelary Tubbs, the lean giant figure of Gottlieb stood sardonic on a stormy horizon.
He left most of the work to his assistants, occasionally giving them sardonic directions to "put on another hundred tubes of the A medium—hell, make it another thousand!" and when he found that they were doing as they pleased, he was not righteous nor rebuking.
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She writes sardonic editorials in the school newspaper.
She never targets friends with her sardonic humor.