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used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

4 uses
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harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
  • Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (51% in)
censure = criticism
  • ...the o'ergrowth of some complexion, Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason; Or by some habit, that too much o'er-leavens The form of plausive manners;—that these men,— Carrying, I say, the stamp of one defect, Being nature's livery, or fortune's star,— Their virtues else,—be they as pure as grace, As infinite as man may undergo,— Shall in the general censure take corruption From that particular fault: the dram of eale Doth all the noble substance often doubt To his own scandal.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — The platform (38% in)
  • Now, this overdone, or come tardy off, though it make the unskilful laugh, cannot but make the judicious grieve; the censure of the which one must in your allowance, o'erweigh a whole theatre of others.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (8% in)
  • Give him heedful note; For I mine eyes will rivet to his face; And, after, we will both our judgments join In censure of his seeming.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (23% in)

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