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irony
used in Gifted Hands

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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
  • As an adult looking backward, it's ironic about our family.
    p. 40.9

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  • Ironically, the year I entered college, College Bowl went off the air.
    p. 108.1
  • An ironic situation faced me in the fall of 1968, for most of the top colleges in the country had contacted me with offers and enducements.
    p. 68.2

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