Example sentences for: ironic

How can you use “ironic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • I always check out my friendly competitor Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World . And although I don't get to see it as much anymore--the New York Press is very uneven about running it--Carol Lay's "Story Minute" is one of America's unsung gems--sad and ironic.

  • Waters seems to be trapped in an ironic loop, making movies that look more and more like love-ins, in which name actors go slumming and people like Patty Hearst show up for nudge-nudge-wink-wink cameos.

  • (This in itself is ironic: Usually it is Republicans who insist on taking the words of the Constitution literally and Democrats who argue for a broader interpretation.)

  • By adopting the ironic stance and deliberately infiltrating many of his own whimsical inaccuracies into his critique, he in effect preempts at once the charge of tu quoque . Consider how he balances that opening irony with a corresponding subtlety at the very end of the article.

  • An ironic one, too, given Paz's record as a critic of Mexico's addiction to patriarchal power.


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