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irony
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

8 uses
  • "O, it is not Angel—not my son—the Angel who went away!" she cried in all the irony of sorrow, as she turned herself aside.
    7 — Fulfilment (3% in)
  • Perhaps, like that other god of whom the ironical Tishbite spoke, he was talking, or he was pursuing, or he was in a journey, or he was sleeping and not to be awaked.
    1 — The Maiden (99% in)
  • She—and how many more—might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine: "Thou hast counselled a better course than Thou hast permitted."
    2 — Maiden No More (91% in)
  • He went forward and opened the door for her, saying with tender raillery— "Why, maidy" (he frequently, with unconscious irony, gave her this pet name), "the prettiest milker I've got in my dairy; you mustn't get so fagged as this at the first breath of summer weather, or we shall be finely put to for want of 'ee by dog-days, shan't we, Mr Clare?"
    3 — The Rally (67% in)
  • They gleamed somewhat ironically now.
    4 — The Consequence (92% in)
  • This too familiar intonation, less than four years earlier, had brought to her ears expressions of such divergent purpose that her heart became quite sick at the irony of the contrast.
    6 — The Convert (1% in)
  • For a moment a flash of his old irony marked his face; but he determinedly chastened it down.
    6 — The Convert (19% in)
  • May their dirty souls be burnt to cinders!" he exclaimed in tones of ironic resentment.
    6 — The Convert (82% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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