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irony
used in The Tipping Point

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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
  • Ironically, had she been attacked on a lonely street with just one witness, she might have lived.
    Chapter 1 (96% in)
ironically = when what happens is very different than what might be expected
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  • The Innovators had a heavily ironic interest in country club culture.
    Chapter 6 (87% in)
  • He has a kind of wry, ironic charm that is utterly winning.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • When trendsetters started to show an ironic interest in country club culture, and began wearing old Fred Perry and Izod golf shirts, Airwalk made a shoe out of tennis ball material and Lambesis made a print ad of the shoe being thrown up in the air and hit with a tennis racket.
    Chapter 6 (77% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in The Tipping Point.

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