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irony
used in Dracula

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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
  • Oh, it was the grim irony of it all, this so lovely lady garlanded with flowers, that looked so fair as life, till one by one we wondered if she were truly dead, ...
    Chapter 13 (84% in)
irony = when what happens is very different than what might be expected
  • Some of our caricaturists might, he says, take a lesson in the irony of grotesque by comparing the reality and the picture.
    Chapter 13 (96% in)
  • irony = when what happens is very different than what might be expected
  • At last we reached the wall of the churchyard, which we climbed over.  ...found the Westenra tomb. The Professor took the key, opened the creaky door, and standing back, politely, but quite unconsciously, motioned me to precede him.
    There was a delicious irony in the offer, in the courtliness of giving preference on such a ghastly occasion.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
irony = when things are together that seem like they don't belong together
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