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- ‘I hear from New York that unironic is the new ironic.’
- ‘But however difficult, however ornery, however discontent with mere beauty the book becomes, it is impossible to resist the unironic joy with which Grossman performs the work of poetry.’
- ‘I don't take games as seriously now as I did then, when I might have had a passionate opinion about whether hints were cheating and took unironic pride in completing a game.’
- ‘Gibson, similarly, knows how to do war and violence and mourning and survivor's guilt, stoicism and family life all in a very plain and unironic style.’
- ‘They had sold so many records, and they're a big, unironic rock band.’
- ‘For years shamed into hipness, the masses have now recuperated the unironic pleasure that can be attained through the power of big hair, squealing guitar and raw male sexuality.’
- ‘But great art, as defined by those in the great-art-defining business, is almost never about simple, unironic happiness.’
- ‘Secondly, Ryan is a performer blessed with grace and a completely unironic performance style.’
- ‘But it's such an infuriatingly bland blend of pop-psychology, unironic platitudes and meandering rock, I wouldn't stop at politely sweeping it under the rug.’
- ‘His career sag in the unironic, conservative 1990s traced the same slouch as Lynch's.’
- ‘Please note the totally unironic references to draft dodgers.’
- ‘The first mistake he made was to try and do an unironic dance to Footloose - the first time someone has attempted to do so in 15 years.’
- ‘It's what we never wanted to happen - two guys in their affluent forties sitting around ironically being unironic, drinking sherry and eating biscuits, talking about the good old days of world-changing punk and fury.’
- ‘Kushner feels that, because the sumptuousness of his latest paintings may be read as the expression of a strong emotional impulse, and because these works are decidedly unironic, they may leave him ‘exposed.’’
- ‘Where today's celebration of nature uses language in an unironic slideshow of clichés the Romantics recognised only failure: words, corpses.’
- ‘Now why, you ask, am I, the succubus of sarcasm, vacationing in the most unironic of places, bathing in the sun's rays when I'm more accustomed to the corners of dark, smoky bars?’
- ‘It is a restaurant that has somehow fashioned for itself a peculiarly unironic atmosphere of decency.’
- ‘Because the word ‘demon’ is conceptually associated in English with devilish and sinister powers, the naive boy's apparently unironic repetition of the word takes on the tone of social criticism.’
- ‘My tastes are fairly similar to yours but I have an unhealthy unironic love of Karen Carpenter.’
- ‘The images, however, did not directly reflect a changing America, but rather gently refracted it through a hazy lens of unironic, idealized nostalgia that today seems absolutely eerie.’
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