Example sentences for: ironists

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

  • When master ironists feel the need to disparage, non-ironically, the very instinct that animates them, you know that we've all traveled too far down the path toward neurotic self-negation.

  • Detached ironists such as Hytner might pride themselves on not stooping as low, but sometimes it's the stoopers whom you want to take home for the night.

  • Ironists run a continual risk: if they nudge too hard and use too broad an irony, they risk sounding facetious; if they stay deadpan and use too subtle an irony, they sound in earnest and risk being taken literally.

  • Ironists noted that, as in the United States, "liberal" has become a dirty word in France--but in the sense of classical liberalism, i.e., conservativism.

  • He calls Eastwood "one of the great ironists of the age" and a "postmodern" hero: "Clint's gift," he writes, forever on a first-name basis with his subject, "is to let us see the dark comedy in the American male's contorting, distorting attempts to achieve his masteries of the moment while at the same time not entirely discrediting the tradition that makes him bid that effort."


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