ironies abound, as a community uses a sports stadium, a symbol of Western culture, to combat that culture.
All have failed at grasping its themes, ironies, and allusions.
One of the ironies of instant communication it seems is that no one is ever available to talk.
In fact, the more I reflect back on my class with Myers, the more the clues—and the ironies—pile up.
“Running the farm and writing that book woke me up to the ironies of food,” Boycott says.
Grace wept that night over the saddest of all the ironies of life—a sacrifice which was a mistake and which had no reward.
A sharp and bitter sense of the ironies of life swept across him.
It was one of the ironies of fate that he, better than most men qualified for resistance, should have fallen thus obscurely.
Here, too, are the ironies whereof departed life is prodigal.
We are conscious of ironies and subtleties which necessarily escape him, or which he can but dimly divine.
c.1500, from Latin ironia, from Greek eironeia "dissimulation, assumed ignorance," from eiron "dissembler," perhaps related to eirein "to speak" (see verb). Used in Greek of affected ignorance, especially that of Socrates. For nuances of usage, see humor. Figurative use for "condition opposite to what might be expected; contradictory circumstances" is from 1640s.