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poetic justice

  

      n   fitting retribution; just deserts  
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poetic   , poetical  
      adj  
1    of or relating to poetry  
2    characteristic of poetry, as in being elevated, sublime, etc.  
3    characteristic of a poet  
4    recounted in verse  
  poetically      adv  


poetic justice  
      n   fitting retribution; just deserts  
poetic licence  
      n   justifiable departure from conventional rules of form, fact, logic, etc., as in poetry  

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poetic

  
  
elegiac, lyric, lyrical, metrical, rhythmic, rhythmical, songlike  

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n.
An avant-garde, experimental and encyclopaedism-focused poetry group founded by Chinese epic poet Yin Xiaoyuan
[Slang]
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
v.
to speak or utter again ; (poetic) to answer, to echo
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
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