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IRONY, rhetoric. A term derived from the Greek, which signifies dissimulation. It is a refined species of ridicule, which, under the mask of honest simplicity or ignorance, exposes the faults and errors of others, by seeming to adopt or defend them.
     2. In libels, irony may convey imputations more effectually than direct assertion, and render the publication libelous. Hob. 215; Hawk. B. 1, c. 73, s. 4; 3 Chit. Cr. Law, 869, Bac. Ab. Libel, A 3.

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Either you are a simple dresser or a fashion enthusiast; you can make a fashion statement with your dramatic sleeves.
That certainly is a dramatic change as I have only been waiting 28 days under the present system, and he now wants to increase it to 40 - definitely dramatic.
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Students from the Faculty of Art of Cetinje, the University of Audiovisual Arts ESRA of Skopje, the Arturo Acting School of Cologne, the Academy of Dramatic Arts of Zagreb, the Faculty of Art of Pristina and the Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television of Ljubljana took part in this year's Skomrahi.
One dramatic incident saw "victims" winched to safety from a partially submerged caravan in Llyn Tegid.
Price: Dramatic Learning is sold on a subscription basis.
Jennings (dramatic play expert and prolific author on the subject) defines neuro-dramatic-play (NDP) as "the sensory, rhythmic and dramatic playfulness that takes place between a mother and her unborn baby and mother and newborn from conception to six months." The volume introduces NDP and discusses its history before exploring NDP as it pertains to different groups such as teens, adopted children, or children on the autism spectrum.
Tartous, Syrian coast, (SANA)-Activities the 2nd Phoenix Bird Festival will be launched on Thursday-evening in Tartous.The one-week festival includes 14 Arab and local theatrical shows and various cultural activities, Director of the Phoenix Festival Fouad Manna told SANA.The festival is held by Phoenix dramatic group in Tartous in cooperation with Tartous Governorate Council.
Jaeger takes issue with anti-realist attempts at criticizing reality found in the more experimental dramatic theatre of the twentieth century because she considers that reality still remains their reference-point.
Sandra Tann, of Longwood, has received a 50 years service medal from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.