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This is poetic justice of a rather stark kind. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is poetic justice of a rather stark kind. Times, Sunday Times (2017) And poetic language is the most rare form. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is poetic justice for my daughter. The Sun (2011)This was more fantasy than poetic licence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also abandoned the conventional poetic voice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is a bitter poetic justice in it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That was poetic licence on my part. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would have been poetic justice had it gone in. The Sun (2013)One must allow a little poetic licence in scanning the number. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Her demise was seen by many as poetic justice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of the stories about sledging have a little bit of poetic licence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is poetic and beautiful, always evocative. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Spooks's dialogue is so bad that it is almost poetic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some passages can be simple descriptions; others can be almost poetic or oblique. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Since then, he has spent two decades exploring and refining a wonderfully distinctive poetic voice. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Indeed, the film had an almost poetic quality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And as she mellowed and brought her creativity into the theatre, her works became more poetic and beautiful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Expect something galvanising yet poetic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His story is crammed with colourful images and incidents, and his voice mixes high poetic style and earthy slang in a lively comic patter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He still had fine, almost poetic qualities, but he was no longer invincible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Arabic's a glorious language for poetic extravagance, and we made the most of it. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)You don't get a sense of a sensitive, poetic kind of personality on his runway any more. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He seemed 100% man, gentle and intuitive and poetic and sensitive but also extraordinarily strong and manly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: poetic ADJECTIVE
Something that is poetic is very beautiful and expresses emotions in a sensitive or moving way.
He gave an exciting yet poetic performance.
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