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This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Today her irony was concealed, but, like a carefully-covered fire, he knew it was burning still.BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Barrington winced a little, for he recognized the irony in the failing voice, but he rose and moved towards the bed.WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
As you will see, I was unable to end my letter without a touch of impertinent irony, which proved how much in love I still was.CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
Ovid looked a bit doubtful, but Scattergood's voice was so interested, so bland, that any suspicion of irony was allayed.SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
A poverty of cuisine would have provoked no contrast, and one irony the less would have been offered up to the gods that season.HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
He said with a touch of mock irony: "The sailor shall play his part—the obedient retainer of the house of Devlin."MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Then he said with a playful sadness: "A moment ago you were not completely innocent of irony, were you?"MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
She could not resist a touch of irony in the last words, and Ruth, who had been ready to take her hand impulsively, was stung.MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
It is indeed in the fancy of Shakespeare that this bygone sweetness and irony seem the oftener to be kindled and awakened.A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN

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