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irony
used in 1984 by Orwell

4 uses
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Definition
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together that seem like they don't belong together — especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
  • 'What shall it be this time?' he said, still with the same faint suggestion of irony.
    p. 176.9
irony = knowledge that what happens is often very different that what might be expected
  • She stood before him very upright, with a smile on her face that looked faintly ironical, as though she were wondering why he was so slow to act.
    p. 119.8
  • ironical = when what is happens is different than what might be expected
  • More even than of strength, he gave an impression of confidence and of an understanding tinged by irony.
    p. 175.2
  • irony = knowledge that what happens is often very different that what might be expected
  • 'They got me a long time ago,' said O'Brien with a mild, almost regretful irony.
    p. 238.9
irony = knowledge that what happened was very different that what might have been expected
There are no more uses of "irony" in 1984 by Orwell.

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