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"The fact that the woman's husband could not stand up to see her position is quite ironical considering he acted so coldly in deciding to her treatment."

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The fact that the woman's husband could not stand up to see her position is quite ironical considering he acted so coldly in deciding to her treatment.
asked May 22 '11 at 01:08 April Wallace New member

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The sentence is rather confusing.  I am not sure what you mean by saying that he could not "stand up to see her position."  Choosing "stand up" and "see" together makes one wonder if the man just isn't tall enough.  Do you mean that he couldn't stand up for her, that he did not agree with her position on the matter?  If so, then I don't see the irony between that and acting cold toward her. Irony means that the two things are the opposite of each other.  Not standing up for someone and being cold toward that person are very similar.  While "ironic" and "ironical" are both adjectives, I believe that you would use the former here. 

link comment answered May 24 '11 at 01:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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The man opened the door and fainted when he first saw her.  But he could not tell what she was actually doing. Because he fainted he could not stand up and see her.

link comment answered May 24 '11 at 02:19 April Wallace New member

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