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Synonyms for poetic justicepo·et·ic jus·tice

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  1. poetic justicenoun

    payback, just deserts

  2. poetic justicenoun

    The rewarding of virtue, and the punishment of vice, especially in an ironic manner

    payback, just deserts

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetic justice, just desertsnoun

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

    just deserts

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  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    And then there are many who lead the life of duplicity, not realizing that as they disguise themselves away from others, more they drift away from themselves. It's a poetic justice that the web of deceit and duplicity they begin to weave inside out, thus always turns around to return home outside in.

  2. Nsenga Burton:

    It's poetic justice, the descendants of the people who were pushed out of South Carolina, who had no power, who knew they could go missing if they tried to vote, have returned and they're making South Carolina work for them. South Carolina's been a long time coming.

  3. Ahmed Kathrada:

    Not being able to see or interact with children for 20 years was possibly the most difficult thing to endure during my time on the island, there's a poetic justice that children in classrooms all over the world will now be able to visit Robben Island using this technology.

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