cosmic irony

Main Entry:  cosmic irony
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the idea that fate, destiny, or a god controls and toys with human hopes and expectations; also, the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small that the universe is indifferent to the plight of man; also called irony of fate
Example:  Crane uses the theme of cosmic irony.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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