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irony
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The Things They Carried
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irony
Used in
The Things They Carried
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as in: situational irony:   (define)
  • "Wasted in the waste," he said. "... You got to admit, it's pure world-class irony."
Other samples (word sense not checked by an editor):
  • You got to admit, it's pure world-class irony.

  • The ironies went beyond him.

  • No doubt Max would've liked it, the irony in particular, but Max had become a pure idea, which was its own irony.

  • No doubt Max would've liked it, the irony in particular, but Max had become a pure idea, which was its own irony.

  • The letter covered seventeen handwritten pages, its tone jumping from self-pity to anger to irony to guilt to a kind of feigned indifference.

  • When someone died, it wasn't quite dying, because in a curious way it seemed scripted, and because they had their lines mostly memorized, irony mixed with tragedy, and because they called it by other names, as if to encyst and destroy the reality of death itself.

  • Eating shit-it's your classic irony.

  • He coughed and shook his head and said, "Man, talk about irony.

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