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critical
used in Howards End

10 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • Once or twice during the day she had encouraged him to criticise, and then had pulled him up short.
    Chapter 27 (26% in)
  • So do I. But Helen and I, we ought to remember, when we are tempted to criticise others, that we are standing on these islands, and that most of the others are down below the surface of the sea.
    Chapter 7 (62% in)
  • Twice she deplored the weather, twice criticised the train service on the Great Northern Railway.
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
  • Others he caught and criticised with admirable lucidity.
    Chapter 16 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in Howards End.

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exact meaning not specified
  • That was the stock criticism about Helen, but Margaret's voice trembled as she made it.
    Chapter 34 (17% in)
  • There was no bitterness in Mrs. Wilcox; there was not even criticism; she was lovable, and no ungracious or uncharitable word had passed her lips.
    Chapter 9 (59% in)
  • Thus equipped, he escaped criticism.
    Chapter 14 (99% in)
  • Though no more Old English than the works of Kipling, it had selected its reminiscences so adroitly that her criticism was lulled, and the guests whom it was nourishing for imperial purposes bore the outer semblance of Parson Adams or Tom Jones.
    Chapter 17 (57% in)
  • Like many other critics of Empire, her mouth had been stopped with food, and she could only exclaim at the hospitality with which she had been received, and warn the Mother Country against trifling with young Titans.
    Chapter 25 (47% in)
  • It was a criticism of Henry's character far more trenchant than any of her own.
    Chapter 33 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in Howards End.

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