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irony
used in Black Like Me

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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
  • I always pointed out the irony in this: I was being called into an area I did not really know.
irony = when what happened was very different than what might have been expected
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  • Almost ironically, the person of Martin Luther King in life and in death became the touchstone for a whole new evaluation among black thinkers.
  • The irony of it hit me.

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