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Examples of Verbal Irony

  • He said he was going to raise employment, feed the poor and house the homeless. Now there are twice as many unemployed, three times as many poor, and the housing industry has collapsed.
  • He's so rich he pays three other people to do his worrying for him. If he has worries, they'll have to make an appointment to see him.
  • So after 200 years of all this rhetoric about improving living standards we have bigger and better slums around the world.