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Usage examples for satire

  1. For severe satire and irony he had few equals and no superiors. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  2. They thought it was only her satire, and did not believe her in the least. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  3. But this critical satire gave nobody pain. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  4. She looked at him very keenly as he said these last words, watching whether there was any covert satire in them. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  5. But lighter satire, with other " applied" poetry, has shown variety and excellence. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  6. How would it be possible for such a satire either to be printed or acted in Russia? – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  7. He delighted in extravagance of a satire which usually said more than it meant, but always rested upon a foundation of good sense. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  8. And I took her up, and begged her pardon; although she scarcely deserved it; for she knew that I was out of luck, and she might have spared her satire. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  9. His satire, " McSwiggen," printed in 1775, contains nearly half of the poems,- the only lines indeed which are of any real merit. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  10. The objection inheres in all forms of applied satire- my understanding of whose laws and liberties is at least derived from reverent study of the masters. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  11. " Yes; more than one of your poets made their way by a satire, and Cesarini is persuaded he shall do the same. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. He was not picturesque like Dickens, and I was at that time curiously eager for some adequate philosophy of life, and his social satire seemed very small beer indeed. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  13. 3. " Let Satire, then, her proper object know, And ere she strike, be sure she strike a foe." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. I love to speak Truth, Sir; if that happens to be Satire, I can't help it. – The Toy Shop (1735) The King and the Miller of Mansfield (1737) by Robert Dodsley
  15. He quitted Rome in disgust, which before long broke out in satire. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  16. But the attachment of the Greek people to the Church was so strong and so universal that, although satire might be directed against the Bishops, a breach with the Church formed no part of the design of any patriot. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  17. Follies and fashions have been criticised with satire, but never with spleen. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  18. " Abuse has taken the place of satire," Mrs. Faulkner continued. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  19. He took up his writing materials, and made the satire immediately. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  20. No, Mr. Emlyn; who can quit your house with an inclination for satire? – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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