poetic justice

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Synonyms for poetic justice

an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)

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I suppose it would be poetic justice if we could snatch a win from them the way they did to us with the last play of the game at Langtree Park earlier in the season.
Ian, Cumbria Bad karma at Newbury Poetic justice for Newbury for the times genuine Flat racegoers have been faced with increased admission for live bands there.
Written by Rana Foroohar, the article said, "you could call it poetic justice.
McCarthy said: "No, I wasn't looking for poetic justice, it wouldn't be bothering me where we were playing and who we beat, it was just a matter of getting the points.
Slams are held every second Saturday of the month at 7pm at Poetic Justice Cafe.
It is not poetic justice, even karma, that he himself is rapidly becoming "Mr Has-Been"
It is poetic justice when you remember that Denmark was the first country in Europe to bring in large-scale subsidies in 1980.
If we were to lose against the Americans, I said, then truly there is no God, or at least, no justice--not even poetic justice.
Poetic justice of the highest order after the way they got themselves there in the first place.
Let's just reel in this poetic justice malarky a little.
There are times when you'd give just about anything to be present when poetic justice strikes.
I therefore deemed it poetic justice when standing outside the George Hotel at lunchtime I was privileged to seemy first heroic skateboarder hurtle from the parapet of our truly magnificent water feature to the cheers of his merry mates.
As a literature student, I was endlessly fascinated by the term poetic justice.
The stories in Hell Girl are episodic, but they follow the same pattern: a person is wronged; she goes to Hell Correspondence and writes in her oppressor's name; The Hell Girl appears and metes out poetic justice.
Adrian held the man at gunpoint, and in a case of poetic justice, made the man clean up the mess he made, ordering him to organize papers that he had thrown on floors from drawers and cabinets.