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For some years Wilson had been privately at work on a whimsical almanac, for his amusement--a calendar, with a little dab of ostensible philosophy, usually in ironical form, appended to each date; and the judge thought that these quips and fancies of Wilson's were neatly turned and cute; so he carried a handful of them around one day, and read them to some of the chief citizens.
Yet the defence, when taken out of this ironical form, is doubtless sound: that his teaching had nothing to do with their evil lives.
The notion that demons or lesser divinities are the sons of gods is not to be regarded as ironical or sceptical.
The dedication of himself to the improvement of his fellow-citizens is not so remarkable as the ironical spirit in which he goes about doing good only in vindication of the credit of the oracle, and in the vain hope of finding a wiser man than himself.
And even in Socrates himself the sterner judgment of the multitude at times passes into a sort of ironical pity or love.
And he accepted seriously all this ironical applause, all this derisive respect, with which the crowd mingled, it must be admitted, a good deal of very real fear.
He read, too, that Count Beist was rumored to have left for Wiesbaden, and that one need have no more gray hair, and of the sale of a light carriage, and of a young person seeking a situation; but these items of information did not give him, as usual, a quiet, ironical gratification.
It is ironical that MQM with mere a convener and not a head is allowed to participate in the Senate election on a party basis whereas PML-N Chairman Raja Zafrul Haq's authority to sign nomination papers was unacceptable to the ECP.
It is starkly ironical that at the same time as it is proposing a smacking ban it is seen to be aiding and abetting in the destruction of the lives of the unborn.
It was ironical to see Mehbooba Mufti praising forces as the saviors of Kashmir.
It is ironical to see how the Pakistani premier discarded the allegations and the possible policy changes put forward by US President Donald Trump from time to time, stating that the statements are his own and do not represent the official policy of the US in a recent conference.
The wastage is ironical in Kenya because currently, about three million people have no food and only survive on donations from the government and wellwishers.