Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ironia, Gr. dissimulation, fr. a dissembler in speech, fr. to speak; perh. akin to E. word,: cf. F. ironie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. ironia, Gr. eirōneia, dissimulation—eirōn, a dissembler—eirein, to talk.
The appearance of irony.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
His face was Mephistophelian, his voice edged with irony.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
But a subtle spirit of irony pervaded it all.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Under the continual impact of his irony her faiths and understandings had slowly deserted her.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Irony is the very air that they breathe.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
How is the irony brought out by the voice?
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
But I have observed that there is an unconscious irony in most disclaimers of this nature.
"Evolution, Old & New" by Samuel Butler
And all this, with considerable irony, was placed almost in the shadow of the cathedral towers.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
He was honest in it, but the crowd took it as irony, and amid their laughter Jud and Billy slipped away.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Irony, bitterness, harsh, inflexible purpose.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Of sorrow--yet their tones release
A harmony of larger hours
From easy epochs long at peace
Amid an irony of flowers.
"Carolina Spring Song" by William Hervey Allen Jr
Her grave, sweet haughtiness
Pleaseth me, and in like wise
Her quiet ironies.
Others are beautiful, none more, some less.
"Au Salon" by Ezra Pound
The glow of health upon thy cheek,
The youthful ardor in thy gait,
Appear to him, so frail and weak,
The bitter irony of Fate.
"On The Promenade" by John Lawson Stoddard
The stranger, smiling, with a little leaven
Of irony, said, “Yea,
But there it shall not be. With me in Heaven
You’ll spend your Christmas Day.”
"His Mate" by Victor James Daley
Shall a mere shepherd provide the cure of kings?
Heaven itself delights in ironies such
As this, in which a boy's fingers would touch
"Saul And David" by Anthony Hecht
Boanerges Blitzen argued therefore — "I,
With the selfsame weapon, can attain as high."
Only he did not possess when he made the trial,
Wicked wit of C-lv-n, irony of L—l.
"The Man Who Could Write" by Rudyard Kipling
The irony was you admired Urlacher's honesty.
It is a strange irony that tea partiers embrace the founders and, at the same time, condemn the government that the founders knew was necessary.
If there isn't irony in that.
The irony wasn't lost on Geno Hayes .
NORMAN — Is this irony.
Here's this week's early winner for the cheap irony award in the great journalism layoff sweepstakes, courtesy of the Washington Post.
The irony is so thick, you could cut it with a knife.
Oh, the ironies of life.
They were big, juicy, not too fatty, not too saucy—and definitely something that could be enjoyed without irony .
Nov 20, 2012 — A recent article argued that irony dominates youth culture today, but "Thrift Store," a rising hit by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, shows how misplaced that worry may be.
A recent article argued that irony dominates youth culture today, but "Thrift Store," a rising hit by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, shows how misplaced that worry may be.
Princeton professor Christy Wampole, the latest cultural reactionary to make a splash with a screed against arts-driven youth culture, might say I have an irony problem.
In one of the many ironies of the healthcare reform debate, several governors are citing the defense of state sovereignty as a reason why they won't build health insurance exchanges.
TOMS RIVER — Deborah Ciullo found irony among the ruined possessions in her home.
Deborah Ciullo found irony among the ruined possessions in her home.
The situation, comprehensibly, led Soares (2004a) to use irony on the whole issue, in an attempt to bend the bow to the opposite direction, eventually reaching a state of reasonable equilibrium.
The Aleph Cosmological Principle
There is considerable irony here; Einstein disliked Quantum Mechanics for its apparent disregard for Objective Reality (indeterminacy and the measurement problem).
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
It is not clear to the author whether the natural appearance of a light–cone second–quantized ﬁeld theory of strings from matrix theory represents more than a delicious irony.
On Second-Quantized Open Superstring Theory
This is related to the irony of the fact that LSND is an active ﬂavor appearance experiment, showing ¯νµ → ¯νe oscillations, but its solution has to involve an almost entirely sterile neutrino, while the other experiments remain unaffected by the presence of the sterile state.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
In one of the outstanding ironies in the history of observational cosmology, Hubble, even in his last years, expressed doubts about the reality of the expansion.
The Tolman Surface Brightness Test for the Reality of the Expansion. V. Provenance of the Test and a New Representation of the Data for Three Remote HST Galaxy Clusters