Example sentences for: ironies

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

  • Washington Square is said to compare favorably with last winter's revisionist Portrait of a Lady , since it "respects James' complexities and bitter ironies" (David Ansen, Newsweek ). Critics also praise its "brusque, energetic pace" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ) and Leigh's "heartbreakingly good" performance ( People ). The New Republic 's Stanley Kauffmann dissents, calling the film "ill at ease, uncomfortable, straining for effect."

  • At one point Davis borrows Walter Benjamin's melancholy idea that history is a dialectical fairy tale--a bunch of contradictory stories people tell about themselves, "linked together by strange ironies."

  • I'm skeptical--I think the film's ironies are more opportunistic than insightful.

  • But, two months after the death of 2Pac Shakur, the ironies of his passing are looking not so much accidental as suspiciously well orchestrated.

  • If he's aware of us at all, my friends and I,in a back booth farthest from the stage, what are webut the proverbial rubes, sight-seeing frat boyson a sleazy lark, too loud, too talkative, gigglinguneasy ironies about being where we'd never go alone.


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