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- noun The rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner.
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- noun The
rewardingof virtue, and the punishmentof vice, especially in an ironic manner
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- noun an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
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