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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

5 uses
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a way of making fun of people or ideas — often through exaggeration


a skit, essay, play, film or other literary work that uses such humor
  • It is nonsense to have such thoughts in this kind of case, which is rather one for satirical laughter than for tragedy.
    5 — The Woman Pays (8% in)
  • He expressed assent in loving satire, looking into her face.
    4 — The Consequence (34% in)
  • But he regretted the pleasantry; it was too near a satire.
    4 — The Consequence (87% in)
  • The outdoor air had apparently taken away from him all tendency to act on impulse; she knew that he saw her without irradiation—in all her bareness; that Time was chanting his satiric psalm at her then— Behold, when thy face is made bare, he that loved thee shall hate; Thy face shall be no more fair at the fall of thy fate.
    5 — The Woman Pays (6% in)
  • But, in default of that, it behoved her to do something; to be their Providence; for to Tess, as to not a few millions of others, there was ghastly satire in the poet's lines— Not in utter nakedness But trailing clouds of glory do we come.
    6 — The Convert (87% in)

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

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