from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner.
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- n. The rewarding of virtue, and the punishment of vice, especially in an ironic manner
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- n. an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
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