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irony
used in Nineteen Minutes

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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
  • He wondered, briefly, if she was a doctor. He thought about the irony of that: First, do no harm. She didn't look like a person who'd created a monster,
    Part 1 (15% in)
irony = when things are together that seem like they don't belong together
  • The great irony hadn't escaped Alex: she was more like her father than he ever might have guessed.
    Part 1 (50% in)
  • Peter finished his hundredth sit-up-the irony was that after a month, he was so much stronger that he could probably have kicked Matt Royston's and Drew Girard's asses simultaneously-and sat down on his bunk with the commissary form.
    Part 1 (81% in)
  • The great irony here, Alex knew, was that months ago when she'd fought so hard to be the judge on this case, it was because she felt more at ease offering legal comfort to her daughter than emotional comfort.
    Part 2 (88% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" flagged with this meaning in Nineteen Minutes.

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  • They'd spent the day playing hangman-the irony of which, given her son's fate, wasn't lost on her.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • It had been a great irony for her, given Lewis's job.
    Part 1 (5% in)
  • In a fit of high school irony, the principal of Sterling High had placed the Bible Study Club next door to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance.
    Part 1 (52% in)
  • Here was the irony: she wasn't a bridge at all; she'd completely crossed over to become part of her group.
    Part 1 (63% in)
  • It was kind of like a jail, and she wondered if the policemen inside ever thought about that irony.
    Part 1 (82% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in Nineteen Minutes.

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