(a.) Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.
(a.) An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.
(1) While they may always be encumbered by censorship in a way that HBO is not, the success of darker storylines, antiheroes and the occasional snow zombie will not be lost in an entertainment industry desperate to maintain its share of the audience.
(2) Evidence of the industrial panic surfaced at Digital Britain when Sly Bailey, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, suggested that national newspaper websites that chased big online audiences have "devalued news" , whatever that might mean.
(3) Speaking to a handpicked audience of community representatives, the prime minister said he had not allowed the EU to get its way.
(4) This is what we hope is the best golf tournament in the world, one of the greatest sporting events, and I think we will have a very impressive audience and have another great champion to crown this year."
(5) To which Salim replies: “But you do.” When such intimacy between two men can be broadcast to an audience of millions, we are shown that the ways of portraying gay sex can be reframed.
(6) So when did audiences become so deferential to a release strategy blatantly motivated by naked financial gain?
(7) In addition, we will introduce our popular content to new UK audiences and create a comprehensive offering for our commercial partners on-air and online."
(8) The art Kennard produced formed the basis of his career, as he recounted later: “I studied as a painter, but after the events of 1968 I began to look for a form of expression that could bring art and politics together to a wider audience … I found that photography wasn’t as burdened with similar art historical associations.” The result was his STOP montage series.
(9) What I didn't know was how much hunger there was in the audience to see themselves on television.
(10) BAML said that it does not expect "revolution" in ITV's strategic announcement next week, more "evolution", but did say that "advertising alone is no longer enough to maximise the value of ITV's audiences".
(11) Iranians have represented culture & civilization for millennia.” At the Oscars, Ansari read Farhadi’s message to the audience’s applause.
(12) Audiences were disappointed that the love scenes between Taylor and Burton that had been the talk of modern Rome were not repeated with so much passion in those of ancient Rome.
(13) I opened my eyes and my mouth wide, which made everyone in the audience think I was amazed at what I was seeing.
(14) He is describing his efforts to change the mix of the audience in LA.
(15) "This age group feeds Radio 4's core audience and it would in my judgment be negligent not to [look at this]," Liddiment added.
(16) And he pleased the audience with an acknowledgement that social work is a tough job and social workers only human.
(17) I saw my dad sitting in the audience, looking at me like, “Yes, he really is crazy.” Having listened to thousands of people, I realised we had a narrow view of what the environment is.
(18) Call the Midwife – again the most watched show of the day – averaged 9.2 million viewers and a 31.3% audience share from 8pm.
(19) But there she sits with a strained smile as he serenades her before an audience of millions.
(20) Vimeo has been less successful in convincing its audience to part ways with actual cash.
(a.) Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
(a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
(n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
(n.) A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
(1) And the irony of it is it doesn't interest me at all.
(2) The irony of this type of self-manipulation is that ultimately the child, or adult, finds himself again burdened by impotence, though it is the impotence of guilt rather than that of shame.
(3) The irony is that we have more media than ever before, but less insight.
(4) Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said the firm was aware of the irony that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
(5) One of the terrible ironies of the Iraq War is that President Bush used the threat of nuclear terrorism to invade a country that had no active nuclear program.
(6) That he was able to keep his secret treasures here, not in some remote corner of the globe but in the centre of the city that gave birth to the National Socialist movement, is both extraordinary and not short of a certain dark irony.
(7) He is wary of pretension, alive to all shades of irony.
(8) There was a thing at the time that said basically: 'Oh, the working classes obviously don't understand this is irony, so Harry's had to kill him off.'
(9) But the character – compounded of piercing sanity and existential despair, infinite hesitation and impulsive action, self-laceration and observant irony – is so multi-faceted, it is bound to coincide at some point with an actor’s particular gifts.
(10) The irony of her image being exchanged in return for commodities in the future,” she said, “seems to recall the way that actual slaves’ bodies were serving as currencies of exchange.” Larson arrived at a different conclusion about the honor.
(11) In the end, though, practical rethinkers have to get beyond the delights of irony and paradox in which Glasman too often wraps himself.
(12) There is a perverse irony that people who have cracked their iPhones are now being targeted by hackers.
(13) The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this horrible antisemitic shit that I’ve only ever seen in Russia, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the US from Russia.
(14) The irony is an uncomfortable one for policymakers.
(15) Because of our slightly younger average age and city location, we were supposedly one of the "new wave" WIs that had started springing up in the years before – groups that rejected crochet and did more modern activities, often with more than a tinge of irony.
(16) White House officials said that Obama, who was planning to work on the final draft of his speech on his flight from Washington to Oslo, would directly address the issue of the irony of being awarded the peace prize while escalating the war.
(17) Labour's pensions spokesman, Gregg McClymont, said: "The irony is that there are lots of good pension schemes out there that are being undermined by what is going on.
(18) She is being helpful, no doubt about that, but there is an unconscious note of power play – not to mention the sweet irony of my having provoked her into pulling not one but two phones out of her bag within seconds of us sitting down.
(19) "The irony of welcoming to the London 2012 Olympic Games an individual who is alleged to have led an organised and brutal repression of athletes because they peacefully exercised their internationally recognised right to freedom of expression and association during Bahrain's Arab Spring would be a blow to all athletes around the world, and irreconcilable with the UK commitment to human rights and claimed support to peaceful pro-democracy movements," the ECCHR said.
(20) A h, the irony of white people complaining about being interrupted by black people.