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censure
used in Measure for Measure

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Definition
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
  • You may not so extenuate his offence For I have had such faults; but rather tell me, When I, that censure him, do so offend, Let mine own judgment pattern out my death, And nothing come in partial.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A hall in ANGELO'S house (11% in)
  • Let but your honour know,— Whom I believe to be most strait in virtue,— That, in the working of your own affections, Had time coher'd with place, or place with wishing, Or that the resolute acting of your blood Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose, Whether you had not sometime in your life Err'd in this point which now you censure him, And pull'd the law upon you.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A hall in ANGELO'S house (6% in)
  • No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Street before the Prison (67% in)

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