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Sample sentences for the GRE study word satirical

satirical can be used as a adj

1.He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2.Slanders, sir for the satirical rogue says here that old me. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.It can scarcely be doubted that some satirical intention is conveyed by the drawing on Pl. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
4.Many propagandist satirical books have been written with "Candide" in mind, but not too many. - from Candide by Voltaire
5.Like Plato he is full of satirical reflections on governments and princes on the state of the world and of knowledge. - from The Republic by Plato
6.Because they neither flattered herself nor her children, she could not believe them good-natured and because they were fond of reading, she fancied them satirical perhaps without exactly knowing what it was to be satirical but THAT did not signify. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7.The controversial and satirical poems are on a higher plane though, it must be confessed, Dryden's satire often strikes us as cutting and revengeful, rather than witty. - from English Literature by William J. Long
8.His dislike of capital punishment, and plans for the reformation of offenders his detestation of priests and lawyers Compare his satirical observation 'They the Utopians have priests of exceeding holiness, and therefore very few. - from The Republic by Plato
9.In all our first plays female parts were taken by boy actors, who evidently were more distressing than the crude scenery, for contemporary literature has many satirical references to their acting, and even the tolerant Shakespeare write. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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