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critical
used in Atonement

5 uses
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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
  • She had heard her mother criticize the impulsive behavior of her younger sister Hermione, and lament the situation of the three children, and denounce her meek, evasive brother-in-law Cecil who had fled to the safety of All Souls College, Oxford.
    Part 1 (3% in)

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

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  • Something had been established which Emily took to be a criticism of herself.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • In fact, being at odds with her father about anything at all, even an insignificant domestic detail, made her uncomfortable, and nothing that great literature might have done to modify her sensibilities, none of the lessons of practical criticism, could quite deliver her from obedience.
    Part 1 (24% in)
  • Such claims were probably made for medicine, but for Robbie the matter was simpler and more personal: his practical nature and his frustrated scientific aspirations would find an outlet, he would have skills far more elaborate than the ones he had acquired in practical criticism, and above all he would have made his own decision.
    Part 1 (48% in)
  • Cecilia followed at a slow pace, passing the critical mirror with a glance and completely satisfied with what she saw.
    Part 1 (53% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in Atonement.

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