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Adam Honoré’s lush lighting — smoky hues of amber, gold and blue — complements Sonnenblick’s sumptuous score, which is highlighted by the heartfelt “The Mercy of Love,” the boisterous “Wallace Falls” and the cleverly sardonic “My Boy in Blue.”
DIGITAL THEATER PRODUCTIONS HIGHLIGHT THE POWER OF ART WITHOUT AN AUDIENCETHOMAS FLOYDMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He has a knack for combining the spiritual and sincere with the sardonic and self-deprecating.
THE 5 BEST NEW SHOWS OUR TV CRITIC WATCHED IN JANUARY 2021JUDY BERMANJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
Depending on the part, he can give gravitas, sardonic wit, boyish twinkly humor, or a combination of the three.
ACTOR BOBBY SMITH ON MAKING A LIVING IN A PANDEMICPATRICK FOLLIARDJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain.
21 BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2021RACHEL KINGDECEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Then the frown was smoothed away; a sardonic smile replaced it; another cup of wine he poured himself.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Countless dogs fought under the feet of passers-by, and over all leered the sardonic face of Jean Bart, pirate and privateer.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
The attitude in which I was, my hands clasped round my knees, consorted with sardonic merriment.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A sardonic smile played over the white lips of Azenor the Pale.
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Increasing his stake, which had begun at five francs and had risen at length to five louis, he still coaxed the sardonic deity.
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WORDS RELATED TO SARDONIC

  • askew
  • aslant
  • awry
  • contorted
  • crooked
  • cynical
  • deformed
  • droll
  • dry
  • ironic
  • mocking
  • sardonic
  • twisted
  • uneven
  • warped
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