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Sample sentences for the GRE study word irony

irony can be used as a noun

1.If you want an instance of the irony of fate, Bertie, get acquainted with this. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
2.Is it possible that irony is derived from i. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.The prince went up to her, and Kitty detected that disconcerting gleam of irony in his eyes. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.Danglars felt the irony and compressed his lips. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.There was a delicious irony in the offer, in the courtliness of giving preference on such a ghastly occasion. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health everything absolute belongs to pathology. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
7.She merely smiled with a pretense of irony when he finished, and made no reply, because she had not heard what he said. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Some of our caricaturists might, he says, take a lesson in the irony of grotesque by comparing the reality and the picture. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
9.Gabriel felt humiliated by the failure of his irony and by the evocation of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks. - from Dubliners by James Joyce

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