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critical
used in Gifted Hands

13 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
  • Several of Mother's friends criticized her strictness.
    p. 34.1

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

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  • I nodded, exhaling deeply, suddenly aware that I'd been holding my breath during those last critical moments.
    p. 201.3
  • "They can hate me," she answered, cutting off the woman's criticism, "hut they're going to get a good education just the same!"
    p. 34.2
  • One critic in particular predicted, "She'll likely die on the table just from the medical problems, much less from a hemispherectomy."
    p. 164.0
  • We talked with our critic through several conferences, supporting our arguments with the evidence and experience from our background cases.
    p. 164.4
  • The neurologist-critic went so far as to write a letter to the chairman of neurosurgery, with copies to the chairman of surgery, the hospital president, and a few other people.
    p. 164.7
  • Because I believed in the critic's sincerity and his concern for not involving Hopkins in any extraordinary and heroic ventures, I never took his arguments as personal indictments.
    p. 164.9
  • Our critic left for a five-day overseas conference.
    p. 165.5
  • Regardless of the reputation of the critics or their popularity, power, or how much they think they know, their opinions become irrelevant.
    p. 166.6
  • This is another instance when I'm glad I didn't listen to a critic.
    p. 169.5
  • Neither Donlin Long nor I could be certain that parts of the critical brain tissue, such as the vision center, were wholly separate.
    p. 196.9
  • Fortunately, as we had expected, the boys shared only a main drainage system, called the superior sagittal sinus, a critically important vein.
    p. 196.9
  • Just before 11:30 p.m., 20 minutes after we started lowering their body temperatures, came the critical moment.
    p. 198.9

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