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irony
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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1  —1 use as in:
situational irony
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
  • "Oh, the irony of fate!" cried Mitya, and, quite losing his head, he fell again to rousing the tipsy peasant.
    Book 8 — Mitya (17% in)
irony = when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together
There are no more uses of "irony" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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  • The visitor talked, obviously carried away by his own eloquence, speaking louder and louder and looking ironically at his host.
    Book 11 — Ivan (94% in)
  • And a pliable imagination persuaded her, we must suppose, for a brief moment, that Fyodor Pavlovitch, in spite of his parasitic position, was one of the bold and ironical spirits of that progressive epoch, though he was, in fact, an ill-natured buffoon and nothing more.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (4% in)
  • Besides the long fleshy bags under his little, always insolent, suspicious, and ironical eyes; besides the multitude of deep wrinkles in his little fat face, the Adam's apple hung below his sharp chin like a great, fleshy goiter, which gave him a peculiar, repulsive, sensual appearance; add to that a long rapacious mouth with full lips, between which could be seen little stumps of black decayed teeth.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (63% in)
  • He trembled for him, for his glory, and dreaded any affront to him, especially the refined, courteous irony of Miuesov and the supercilious half-utterances of the highly educated Ivan.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (99% in)
  • His liberal irony was rapidly changing almost into anger.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (2% in)
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch, who had given his word to sit still and be quiet, had actually been quiet for some time, but he watched his neighbor Miuesov with an ironical little smile, obviously enjoying his discomfiture.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (44% in)
  • This was unmistakably said with some malice and obviously with intention; even perhaps with no desire to conceal that he spoke ironically and with intention.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (55% in)
  • Is he ironical, is he jesting?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (55% in)
  • He fancied besides that his brother was looking at him ironically.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (73% in)
  • Receiving this amiable greeting, he stood still in silence and with an ironical air watched his son going upstairs, till he passed out of sight.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (90% in)
  • There were two of us, my elder brother Markel and I. He was eight years older than I was, of hasty irritable temperament, but kind-hearted and never ironical.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (9% in)
  • "What's the matter?" he went on; but the surprise in his face gradually passed into a smile that became more and more ironical.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (38% in)
  • But all their efforts had been in vain and some of these suitors had been forced to beat an undignified and even comic retreat, owing to the firm and ironical resistance they met from the strong-willed young person.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (47% in)
  • But Rakitin looked at him ironically and Alyosha stopped short.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (77% in)
  • "What next?" he asked ironically.
    Book 8 — Mitya (82% in)
  • Mitya turned upon him a look of profound irony and intense hatred.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (45% in)
  • Buffoonery in them is a form of resentful irony against those to whom they daren't speak the truth, from having been for years humiliated and intimidated by them.
    Book 10 — The Boys (46% in)
  • Your eyes are yellow," Smerdyakov commented, without the least irony, with apparent sympathy in fact.
    Book 11 — Ivan (74% in)
  • And then that ironical tone a la Heine, eh?
    Book 11 — Ivan (92% in)
  • "As to the opinion of my learned colleague," the Moscow doctor added ironically in conclusion, "that the prisoner would, on entering the court, have naturally looked at the ladies and not straight before him, I will only say that, apart from the playfulness of this theory, it is radically unsound.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (17% in)
  • He only touched again, lightly and ironically, on "romancing" and "psychology," and in an appropriate place quoted, "Jupiter, you are angry, therefore you are wrong," which provoked a burst of approving laughter in the audience, for Ippolit Kirillovitch was by no means like Jupiter.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (96% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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