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used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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humor in a mocking or critical way from someone who acts as though they are superior


humor that is cynical or ironic
  • He gave her the box with a slightly sardonic smile and watched her while she put it on again and preened herself.
    2.13 (54% in)
  • Scarlett had an uneasy feeling that this man who was not received was the only one present who knew what lay behind her wild gaiety and that it was affording him sardonic amusement.
    1.6 (32% in)
  • She thought of Rhett, a flash of white teeth against swarthy skin, sardonic black eyes caressing her.
    4.32 (30% in)
  • There was a sardonic grin on his face at the last words but it faded as Melanie turned up to him a face that blazed with gratitude.
    4.45 (91% in)
  • She picked up from him the gift of stinging words and sardonic phrases and learned to relish using them for the power they gave her over other people.
    5.48 (50% in)
  • And now he was back, insulting, sardonic, out of reach.
    5.54 (84% in)
  • She missed him, missed his light flippant touch in anecdotes that made her shout with laughter, his sardonic grin that reduced troubles to their proper proportions, missed even his jeers that stung her to angry retort.
    5.56 (9% in)
  • He flung up a hand in mock horror and his black brows went up in the old sardonic crescents.
    5.63 (72% in)

There are no more uses of "sardonic" in Gone with the Wind.

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