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critical
used in The Lords of Discipline

11 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • Here, at last, wasthe symbol, the absolute proof, that I was part of all of this, that I had earned the right to love the school, and to criticize it.
    Chapter 3.26 (27% in)
  • For years I looked at her uncritically.
    Prologue (65% in)
  • It takes courage to criticize one of your classmates man to man.
    Chapter 1.5 (78% in)
  • The way I looked at the world, enemies criticized and friends affirmed.
    Chapter 1.11 (28% in)
  • I was often embarrassed by how much Bo preferred me to my teammates, but I also needed his gende and uncritical advocacy of me—I would always need people like Bo in my life.
    Chapter 3.30 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in The Lords of Discipline.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • We had reached a critical juncturewhere not the wildest, most egregious falsehood could help Pig.
    Chapter 4.41 (56% in)
  • I'm impervious to all criticism of my alma mater.
    Chapter 1.13 (40% in)
  • And Mr. Santoro told me that he would not allow an Irishman to speak critically about his favorite professor's girth.
    Chapter 3.27 (46% in)
  • My body tensed as I felt the critical moment arrive as the game died on us.
    Chapter 3.30 (67% in)
  • He was a man of resolute will, and Jim Rowland knew he had made a critical error by the vehemence with which Gauldin ruled and then gavelled the other members of the court into silence.
    Chapter 4.41 (63% in)
  • When I walked into his office on Monday afternoon, General Bentley Durrell looked like the last surviving member of an elite but critically endangered peerage.
    Chapter 4.47 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in The Lords of Discipline.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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