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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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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
  • I knew later I had been lucky with her, that she had tried not to be dry with me, or satirical, and done it mercifully.
    Chapter 7 (96% in)
  • Meaning that it is earthly power that steals while the ridiculous wise are in a dream about this world and the next, and perhaps missing this one, they will have nothing, neither this nor the next, so there is a sharp pain of satire in this amusing thing, and even the painted field does not have too much charm; it is a flat place.
    Chapter 10 (60% in)
  • I saw Grandma's satire in him, across the plaited white bread and the sprigged fish and candles—yes, the old woman's hardness of invention and travestying savagery, even certain Russian screams.
    Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • She was prepared to approve of him despite the satire, noting something extravagant and outlaw about him that she approved of.
    Chapter 11 (89% in)
  • This was a part of him that Mimi's satire was always aimed at, and yet she encouraged it as something precious as well as foolish.
    Chapter 12 (47% in)
  • And Moulton sat and continued his satire on Iggy.
    Chapter 17 (28% in)
  • He poured a drink, he was a chain-smoker; and in the business of mixing, lighting, dragging, flipping, blowing smoke through his satirical nose, there seemed to be contained about all he thought really worth effort.
    Chapter 17 (37% in)

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