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satire -- as in: wrote a satire
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  • She loves late-night political satire.
  • She is good at refuting arguments, but lacks the personality to respond to satire.
  • He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "Also, it wouldn’t hurt if you wrote a few more satire pieces for what we hope is going to be a newspaper one of these days."
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • Eventually, Threpe was called up onto the stage where he sang a scathing little ditty of his own design, satirizing one of Tarbean’s councilmen.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • All this in a satiric vein, naturally, since Morgenstern hated royalty more even than doctors.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • But visitors who had been to the capital had a lot to report, and it was easy enough for them as outsiders to be satirical.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • My father, before he met an unfortunate accident …. my father was a great admirer of Julius Streicher for this reason—he applauded the way in which Herr Streicher has satirized so instructively this degenerate trait in the Jewish character.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The driver glanced quickly at him, looking for satire.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • His satire has been less bitter of late, and there was a monk he received and had a long talk with.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • That is some satire, keen and critical, Not sorting with a nuptial ceremony.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Mademoiselle Danglars was still the same—cold, beautiful, and satirical.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He did nothing spectacular; his voice was low, metallic, inclined to sound monotonous; he was too correct, in a manner that was almost deliberate satire on correctness.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He read and reread the works of Stephen Potter , the English writer who coined the termsone-upmanship andgamesmanship, not as social satire but as a manual of practical stratagems.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I do not object so much to the cynical and satirical fables as to those in which momentous truths are taught by monkeys and foxes.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "What do you think, Jack?" said Mr. Hynes satirically to the old man.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I daresay his papers, if he has left any, include some satires that may be published without too destructive results fifty years hence.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Its light on her face with its aged but childish features is cruelly sharp, satirical as a Daumier print.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It was not, however, so saturnine a pride! she laughed continually; her laugh was satirical, and so was the habitual expression of her arched and haughty lip.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Looks as if butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth and yet has a satirical wit.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • An author had eaten his dinner and would not pay; ’I’ll write a satire on you,’ says he.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Many propagandist satirical books have been written with "Candide" in mind, but not too many.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • "Tell me, Senor Don Quixote," said the barber here, "among all those who praised her, has there been no poet to write a satire on this Lady Angelica?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Lee smiled satirically at him.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • ’Oh, I am a very moral man,’ the villainous old man assured him with satiric seriousness, stroking the bare hip of a buxom black-haired girl with pretty dimples who had stretched herself out seductively on the other arm of his chair.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • She could not sit still; she wanted to go and hear the worst at once; she wondered even that Chauvelin had not come yet, to vent his wrath and satire upon her.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • He rolled his eyes and went through a limber, satiric buck-and-wing.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • And as she stood there on the landing, wondering what to do next, the singing came up from below, rich, angry, bitterly satiric: "Roll me over In the clo-ho-ver, Roll me over, lay me down and do it again."
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Mordred wore his ridiculous shoes contemptuously: they were a satire on himself.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I had not expected him to be, and was not surprised myself; or my observation of similar practical satires would have been but scanty.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • An excellent satire on modern language.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • He never realized that many of the satirical songs he had written for the vaudevilles passed into folk-music and have been borne everywhere along the highroads.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • ’That’s the relics left in you of your old satirical tendencies.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Dost thou think I care for a satire or an epigram?
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • It is nonsense to have such thoughts in this kind of case, which is rather one for satirical laughter than for tragedy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It was some foul parody, some infamous, ignoble satire.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • This was a rule indeed which only added to the satiric effect of my being plied with the supposition that he might at any moment be among us.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • "Strike my bob, lad, but you’re a beautiful writer!" he exclaimed satirically.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Finally some sagacious persons opined that the article was nothing but an impudent satirical burlesque.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Finally, in a much–feared satirical journal, an article by its most popular columnist finished off the monster for good, spurning it in the style of Hippolytus repulsing the amorous advances of his stepmother Phaedra, and giving the creature its quietus amid a universal burst of laughter.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "Really?" he replied, still more satirically.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And yet, more likely, if satire it was in effect, it was hardly so by intention, for Billy, tho’ happily endowed with the gayety of high health, youth, and a free heart, was yet by no means of a satirical turn.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • She flashed a slightly defiant look at him; it was clear to her that he had been drawing a satirical portrait of her beforehand.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "Your cousin is so terribly clever that she criticizes it unmercifully," said Phillotson, with good-humoured satire.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Feeling dissatisfied, he rushed to the other extreme, and wrote a satire, which was too libellous to print.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The male residents snickered, glad not to be a target of Raspton’s satire.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
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