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critical
used in A Thousand Acres

7 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
  • It wasn't up to me to judge him, or criticize his ways.
    p. 175.4
  • Jess smiled, also realizing that Ty was offended, and said, "I'm not meaning to criticize.
    p. 110.5
  • "He wasn't criticizing you.
    p. 111.1
  • You don't have to feel criticized."
    p. 111.2

There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in A Thousand Acres.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • "Yes and no. He doesn't feel critical, and he wants to be our friend, but he wouldn't do things our way, and he probably wouldn't have us do things our way, truth to tell."
    p. 111.3
  • I was less automatically critical—yes, they all had misbehaved, and failed, too, but now I saw that you could also say that they had suffered setbacks, suffered them, and suffered, period.
    p. 113.5
  • It felt like a fury, but it also felt like a panic, as if her criticisms were simultaneously unjust and just, and the sequence of events that I remembered perfectly was only a theory, a case made in my own defense that a jury might or might not believe.
    p. 118.9

There are no more uses of "critical" in A Thousand Acres.

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