poetic justice love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner.

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  • noun The rewarding of virtue, and the punishment of 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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  • I know this word mainly in its ironic sense.

    June 17, 2007