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synonyms for poetic justice

  • just punishment
  • nemesis
  • punitive action
  • retribution
  • retributive justice
  • virtue rewarded
  • warrantability
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How to use poetic justice in a sentence

It is full of poetic feeling, and the flesh tints are unusually natural.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
To others the fierce desire for social justice obliterates all fear of a general catastrophe.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
When I was at Portugal, there was held at that time the court of justice of the Inquisition.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
I've never had time to write home about it, for I felt that it required a dissertation in itself to do it justice.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
And then what could be more deep and poetic than Liszt's transcriptions of Schubert's and Wagner's songs?
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The dead bodies of the two men were guarded until next day, for justice to do its duty.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
In the midst of accumulated wealth social justice seems as far away as ever.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
All must work for the state; only in a socialist commonwealth can social justice be found.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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