Examples of poetic justice in a Sentence
After the way he treated his staff, it was poetic justice that he lost his job.
Recent Examples of poetic justice from the Web
There’s a certain poetic justice in Waymo being an early applicant for California’s no-driver car permits.
There's a certain amount of poetic justice in the fact that leading Bitcoin companies trying to upgrade the Bitcoin network were foiled by a populist backlash.
The incident was unplanned (a false alarm), but had a twinge of poetic justice.
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First Known Use of poetic justice
POETIC JUSTICE Defined for English Language Learners
: a result or occurrence that seems proper because someone who has done bad things to other people is being harmed or punished
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