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Please critique this performance
  an examination and judgment of something
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  • Please critique this performance
  • Her critique prompted a spirited discussion about economic policy.
  • Past people critiquing the performance of the band and the flag twirlers.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The practice sessions had started when he was still in elementary school, his father critiquing his every move.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • I picture her in a booth back in our place in Oregon, waving her fork around, as she critiqued her own performance.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Some were making a lot of noise, declaring what they would like to do to us, offering critiques as we shuffled up the aisle as directed by the marshals.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She didn’t miss a note, but the feeling in the playing was utterly perverse to what it should have been, as though she were critiquing rather than exploring the compositions.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And, of course, she kept her head down throughout it all, doing enough to keep Brullo from critiquing her, but not enough to make him praise her the way he did Cain.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Russell critiqued us on our riding style, performance, even head placement (the head is the heaviest part of the body, and putting it in the right place makes a difference in drive and speed down a wave).
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • I just practically begged him to kiss me, and he’s critiquing my grammar?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • We’re sitting at her table, in the middle of the night, and she’s making me critique her cookies.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • He never told me that they could be funny, or that they could critique their own faction from the inside.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • After every show, Alice and I went back and forth with our own critiques.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • They’re writing a constant critique, observing, for example, that my spotter has made a wrong call, either incorrect distance or direction.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Sometimes, when Hanna twirled around in front of her full-length mirror, she pretended that Ali was sitting behind her, critiquing her outfits the way she used to.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • In return, they had the right to be in the class and to have their work critiqued and displayed.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He had never heard the term "demon’s hole," but he did recall a famous sixth-century critique of the Pantheon whose words seemed oddly appropriate now.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • After each show they gather backstage and critique each other’s performance soberly.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • In a devastating critique, the sociologist Pitirim Sorokin once showed that if Terman had simply put together a randomly selected group of children from the same kinds of family backgrounds as the Termites, and dispensed with IQs altogether, he would have ended up with a group doing almost as many impressive things as his painstakingly selected group of geniuses.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We’d sit in the good, bright fight of the solarium, critiquing technique and squinting over contact sheets.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • The assertion of racial beauty was not a reaction to the self-mocking, humorous critique of cultural/racial foibles common in all groups, but against the damaging internalization of assumptions of immutable inferiority originating in an outside gaze.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Dickens is a social critic, but he’s a sneaky one, remaining so consistently entertaining that we may not notice that a major point of his work is to critique social shortcomings.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The earliest draft of my manuscript was brilliantly critiqued by Terry Martin, now of Harvard University and formerly of our hometown of Klmira, who has been a source of intellectual inspiration to me since tenth-grade biology.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But there were only so many times he could read Time’s withering critique of the cultural bias of the Stanford-Binet IQ Test, or the breathless account of how sunflowers were becoming North Dakota’s newest cash crop.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He needs to buy books for the courses he’s signed up for-Spanish, Calculus, and Richard Wright-and look for a fourth course in catalogs they have at the store’s resource desk that include candid course critiques from student surveys.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Marianne’s indignation burst forth as soon as he quitted the room; and as her vehemence made reserve impossible in Elinor, and unnecessary in Mrs. Jennings, they all joined in a very spirited critique upon the party.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Farmer and Goldfarb wrote the talking points for Soros and critiqued the ones prepared for the First Lady.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Deo had supplied me with the most stinging critique that I’d read, by a Belgian law professor and student of the country named Filip Reyntjens.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • While they tried things on I merely watched and critiqued, not in the mood to shop for myself, though I did need new shoes.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • This critique, the justness of which was unfortunately lost on poor Catherine, brought them to the door of Mrs. Thorpe’s lodgings, and the feelings of the discerning and unprejudiced reader of Camilla gave way to the feelings of the dutiful and affectionate son, as they met Mrs. Thorpe, who had descried them from above, in the passage.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Even her professors were a little wary of her—her bizarre, impractical building plans, presented on cheap brown paper, her indifference to their passionate critiques.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Alison was right about me in that regard, and though I haven’t given up entirely on the idea of a career change, and have even talked to the head of a nonprofit organization about a possible job, I’ve decided to stick with the column for now One day in the Lamp courtyard, a client puts my limitations as an amateur social worker in perspective when he offers both a reality check and a critique.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The cousins sat down on an unoccupied bench to watch and critique the play.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Besides, I owe you a bruise or two for critiquing my perfect little archers….
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I was uncomfortable watching shows where people were critiquing it.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • He wrote opera critiques for the Chicago Tribune.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Every few minutes he gets up and asks me to critique his art.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • "I’m not critiquing your plan," Tris says.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Not to mention the other girls would be right there the whole time, watching one another and mentally critiquing.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Through it all, President Kennedy has refrained from making public threats or even critiquing the Soviet atrocities.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I wasn’t critiquing the show.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The funny thing is that I’d been in classes with Saida since freshman year; we’d even critiqued each other’s writing in class.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • We are interested in creating a commons, where the same contribution is expected from all: not a critique of others but a statement of one’s own.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Nobel Prize—winning author THOMAS MANN was noted for his examination and critique of the European and German soul in the first half of the twentieth century.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I do not think it is foolish pride, Dame Mala, to remind you that the survival of your sisterhood has been secured by the very efforts and vigilance you critique.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • As Morris offered an impassioned critique of globalization, the comparison made sense — both men true believers, charismatic, driven by ideas outside the mainstream, albeit championing opposite viewpoints.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The bulk of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason is concerned with how this a priori knowledge is acquired and how it is employed.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Your father and I are separating," she informed me, with the same flat, businesslike tone I’d so often heard her use with students as she critiqued their work.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He limited himself to objecting to Herr Settembrini’s critique of Hermine Kleefeld, which seemed unjust to him—or which, for other reasons, he wanted to see as unjust.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One could call the first the Asiatic principle, the other the European, for Europe was the continent of rebellion, critique, and transforming action, whereas the continent to the east embodied inertia and inactivity.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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