Example sentences for: ironic

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

  • The sacramental feel of Ofanim is both apt and ironic, for both composers came to fame for bringing down temples.

  • (John McCain is a hard case, being conventionally brave and forthright but also kind of a cutup; his crack about propping up a dead Alan Greenspan à la Weekend at Bernie's was very fin de siècle .) However, to give an appropriate nod to the underdogs, the TR model also speaks well for the chances of Gary Bauer, Orrin Hatch, and Alan Keyes (none of whom has an ironic or decadent bone in his body, as far as Chatterbox can see).

  • (There are philosophers who argue that the ironic sensibility is morally preferable, because it makes you aware of limitations, but Culturebox would argue that what they really mean by irony is the tragic vision of the world, not a particular trick of speech or performance.)

  • Critics dig into 24-year-old Purdy, who argues that irony and ironic figures such as Jerry Seinfeld are a cancer corrupting the soul of America.

  • But there is another reason, more tragic and ironic, why this gifted and imaginative guy seems less funny lately.


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