Example sentences for: irony

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

  • Americans will appreciate the irony of the scornful British rejection of I guess, a term that was good enough for the author of The Canterbury Tales .

  • There is even greater irony in the reports that management will atone for its sins with a $176 million payment to black employees--all of which will come directly from the pockets of those now doubly victimized stockholders.

  • But on the whole, the members took the excitement with good humor and were amused by the irony of the difference in culture between the Cosmos Club and the Oval Office.

  • And Nichols, who specializes in 100-proof irony, is the clown's ideal front man.

  • These thoughts were occasioned by what I regard as without question the two most enthralling performances of the decade--and I hasten to temper such a superlative with a dose of irony.


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