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critical
used in Oliver Twist

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1  —1 use as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • On Sundays, he never fails to criticise the sermon to the young clergyman's face: always informing Mr. Losberne, in strict confidence afterwards, that he considers it an excellent performance, but deems it as well not to say so.
    Chapter 53 — And Last (39% in)

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  • It was the critical moment of Oliver's fate.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (82% in)
  • The dog jumped from right to left, and from left to right; snapping, growling, and barking; the man thrust and swore, and struck and blasphemed; and the struggle was reaching a most critical point for one or other; when, the door suddenly opening, the dog darted out: leaving Bill Sikes with the poker and the clasp-knife in his hands.
    Chapter 15 — Showing How Very Fond of Oliver Twist, The Merry Old.... (20% in)
  • As sudden shiftings of the scene, and rapid changes of time and place, are not only sanctioned in books by long usage, but are by many considered as the great art of authorship: an author's skill in his craft being, by such critics, chiefly estimated with relation to the dilemmas in which he leaves his characters at the end of every chapter: this brief introduction to the present one may perhaps be deemed unnecessary.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (10% in)
  • CHAPTER XXXI INVOLVES A CRITICAL POSITION 'Who's that?' inquired Brittles, opening the door a little way, with the chain up, and peeping out, shading the candle with his hand.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (0% in)
  • It was fortunate for her that the possession of money occasioned him so much employment next day in the way of eating and drinking; and withal had so beneficial an effect in smoothing down the asperities of his temper; that he had neither time nor inclination to be very critical upon her behaviour and deportment.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (70% in)

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