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  • 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
  • "Ma," the girl said, "when we get there, all you gonna pick fruit an' kinda live in the country, ain't you?" Ma smiled a little satirically.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • 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
  • (Satirically) Has poor little hubby cold feet waiting so long?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • Naumann's pronunciation of the vowel seemed to stretch the word satirically.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She was not coldly clever and indirectly satirical, but adorably simple and full of feeling.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "What do you think, Jack?" said Mr. Hynes satirically to the old man.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Mademoiselle Danglars was still the same—cold, beautiful, and satirical.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • Her comments on people were saltily satiric and penetrative of accepted hypocrisies.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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  • Finally some sagacious persons opined that the article was nothing but an impudent satirical burlesque.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Many propagandist satirical books have been written with "Candide" in mind, but not too many.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Even in anger, he was suave and satirical, and whisky usually served to intensify these qualities.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He said he was mostly interested in the satiric rather than the arty side of painting.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Nine Stories
  • The manager, happening to notice the costume window as he came in, had sent for the buyer and made satirical remarks upon the colour scheme.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Thomasin murmured to herself, in a tone which was intended to be satirical.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • "Strike my bob, lad, but you're a beautiful writer!" he exclaimed satirically.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • It is all very well to be a bit satirical till you see her.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Her own father had a rich fund of humour, but it was satiric.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • 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
  • A little satiric sparkle leaped to life in Stoddard's eyes.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • He rolled his eyes and went through a limber, satiric buck-and-wing.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth and yet has a satirical wit.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The other satirical allusions to classes of notabilities will, without difficulty, be guessed out by the readers.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • "You're more satiric than ever, but I advise you not to laugh at Mr. Goodwood."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • 'That's the relics left in you of your old satirical tendencies.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Its light on her face with its aged but childish features is cruelly sharp, satirical as a Daumier print.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Jennings Ware turned his red satirical face on him.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Moreover, there was a satiric note in the letter that Madeline did not like, and which roused her spirit.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • "As Shakespeare says, 'that is the question," ' was my rather satirical reply.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I knew later I had been lucky with her, that she had tried not to be dry with me, or satirical, and done it mercifully.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "You're more satiric than ever, but I advise you not to laugh at Mr. Goodwood."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Lee smiled satirically at him.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • And there is always the non-productive brotherhood of critics to disparage and to satirize, to view with horror and contempt.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Apparently Messala was trying to be serious and kind, though he could not rid his countenance of the habitual satirical expression.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The English, too, have given attention to it—often, alas, satirically, or even indignantly.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Really?" he replied, still more satirically.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • This proviso might have sounded rather satirically in Will's ear if he had been in a mood to care about such satire.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Lydgate had often been satirical on this gratuitous prediction, and he meant now to be guarded.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Lucy had said he was inclined to be satirical, and Maggie had mentally supplied the addition, "and rather conceited."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Actually, I was much less struck by the satiric implications of the picture than I was by the quality of workmanship that had gone into it.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Nine Stories
  • "Ay?" she queried satirically.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Then applause filled the hall again, some of it not without satiric overtones.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • For an instant he lost his poise, and she felt a bit rattled when a satirical voice from a concealed wit cried: "Take her outside, Amory!"
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • That is apparent in the language, as is the satirical send-up of it.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Inspired by Jane Austen's novel Emma, Heckerling deftly satirized the speech and lifestyle of rich teens in Los Angeles.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Such words often retain a humorous quality; they are used satirically and hence appear but seldom in wholly serious discourse.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Do you?" replied the other, soft, satirical, abstract.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers

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