Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A poetic justice visits him with misery, for he still cares for Alice.

We hear of poetic justice and the like, as if nature and fact were not just enough.

Here occurred what might be called an illustration of "poetic justice."

We smiled at his irrepressible grief; it was poetic justice.

It's the fashion to laugh at poetic justice, but I do believe in half of it.

So far as Mr. Goulburn was concerned, the above was poetic justice.

This seems to be a striking illustration of "poetic justice."

It was a treacherous trick, and by poetic justice it was his last.

There is no moral to my story except that of poetic justice.

It was poetic justice that his gift should be the thing smashed!