Example sentences for: irony

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

  • Known with characteristic local irony as la Montagne (the Mountain), the heights were spotted by Jacques Cartier on his historic journey up the St. Lawrence River in 1535, and named Mont Réal in homage to his king François I.

  • Which brings us to the irony of dentistry's comeback: Just as patients love the dental care they should suspect, they resent the care they should appreciate.

  • There is no irony of statement intended here, yet the sentence neatly defeats its purpose.

  • He adds a further layer of irony by taking his cameras to Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where a zombielike TV newsman (played by Lee) interviews African-Americans about Son of Sam for a feature called "The Dark Perspective."

  • Take Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace, who has called irony the source of "a great despair and stasis in U.S. culture."


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