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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishironicallyi‧ron‧i‧cally /aɪˈrɒnɪkli $ aɪˈrɑː-/ ●○○ adverb  1 [sentence adverb]STRANGEFUNNY used when talking about a situation in which the opposite of what you expected happens or is true Ironically, his cold got better on the last day of his holiday.2 STRANGEFUNNYin a way that shows you really mean the opposite of what you are saying ‘Oh, no problem!’ said Terry, ironically.
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ironicallyBut ironically, a storm that never materialized created the most controversy.With both laughter and irritation Phoebe had returned to consciousness ironically amused at how nature could behave with such excessive romanticism.For the first time the black market has been upstaged-and, ironically, brought into the official fold.Ironically, he had decided not to install a burglar alarm before the break-in occurred.At first the international press used it ironically, in quotation marks.The shift of power, ironically, is a throwback to the traditional House power structure.Which, ironically, seems to be helping the show.His name, perhaps ironically, was Yorkie.
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