satire


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He expressed assent in loving satire, looking into her face.
His sarcasm is accepted as his literal opinion and gains for him the reputation of being an ass, while if, on the other hand, wishing to ingratiate himself, he ventures upon a little bit of flattery, it is taken for satire and he is hated ever afterward.
It seemed a grim satire to accuse such brutes as these of taking things by force of arms.
What satire on government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the word politic, which now for ages has signified cunning, intimating that the State is a trick?
Five Weeks in a Balloon" is, in a measure, a satire on modern books of African travel.
The artist has this advantage over the rest of the world, that his friends offer not only their appearance and their character to his satire, but also their work.
le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent tapestries at his door.
His satire has been less bitter of late, and there was a monk he received and had a long talk with.
Denham had recovered his self-control; he spoke with a quietness which made Katharine rather anxious that he should explain himself, but at the same time she wished to annoy him, to waft him away from her on some light current of ridicule or satire, as she was wont to do with these intermittent young men of her father's.
He always saw the joke of any satire against himself.
I think that hardly less immoral than the lubricity of literature, and its celebration of the monkey and the goat in us, is the spectacle such criticism affords of the tigerish play of satire.
Perhaps best of all you will like his satire Of the mean and sure estate.