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- adv. In a sardonic manner; cynically; mockingly; scornfully; sarcastically.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a sardonic manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a sarcastic manner
They developed what they themselves called sardonically “the German look”, ever craning upwards into the sky, watchful for fighter-bombers.
Once Galen would have used that phrase sardonically, but he had been a member of the team too long not to have learned that-comic-book terminology notwithstanding'the enhanced senses of some of the SCU members were both accurate and often surprisingly prescient.
Before he had ridden very far up the bluff, he stopped, looked down at the long-suffering cattle, and smiled again sardonically.
Otherwise "-- sardonically --" you might have felt constrained to abide by your rash promise to marry me. "
“My mother did not mind my going to the ends of the earth,” Jane observed sardonically, adding that what she could not bear was any show of independence on her own turf.
“Congratulations,” offered Samuelson sardonically.
The terrorist leader said sardonically, Contrary to what Bush says and claims that we hate your freedom.
The scathing but on-the-mark Joe Queenan would have none of it; in a piece sardonically titled, "Icons Aren't What They Used to Be" (WSJ, July 20, 2009), he wrote:
"A P.O.W.'s Story" is Guarino's harrowing account of his 2,801 days in Hoa Loprison—sardonically called the Hanoi Hilton by U.S. soldiers.
The innocent college co-ed who wonders about an eerie noise during the night wakes up to find her roommate murdered and a message scrawled in blood by the serial killer, sardonically congratulating her on not turning on the light.
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