Criticism in a sentence

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Definition of Criticism

  • The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts; as, dramatic criticism.
  • The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
  • a serious examination and judgment of something
  • a written evaluation of a work of literature
  • disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

How to use criticism in a sentence. Criticism pronunciation.

There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
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His judgment upon last night's event was not coloured by a single direct criticism upon the girl.
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Various reasons have been assigned as the cause of the destruction of his book-some have said, it was religious remorse for having written the novel at all; others, rage at adverse criticism; others, his own despair at not having reached ideal perfection.
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In general the novel is nothing else but a merciless and destructive criticism on the young generation.
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One of the very few criticisms from a truly artistic standpoint appeared in the "Russian Herald" during the year 1862, from which a brief quotation must suffice:- "Everything in this work bears witness to the ripened power of Turgenev's wonderful talent; the clearness of ideas, the masterly skill in sketching types, the simplicity of plot and of movement of the action, and moderation and evenness of the work as a whole; the dramatic element which comes up naturally from the most ordinary situations; there is nothing superfluous, nothing retarding, nothing extraneous.
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These prophetically true words constitute a great exception to the prevailing contemporary criticism, which, as has been seen, was passionately unjust.
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That criticism seems to me to miss the main point of the work.
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But as Mr. Baring has appealed to Russian criticism, it is only fair to quote one Russian critic of good standing, Kropotkin.
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It attracted little attention, however, and no criticism of it appeared for two years.
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It attracted constant attention during the process of publication, and despite considerable hostile criticism, established the reputation of its author.
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It is a profound criticism that, if once grasped by the foreign reader, will enable him to understand much in Russian fiction that otherwise would be a sealed book.
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During our walk, I gently told him of the criticisms I had heard, and learned more fully than I had ever done of his destitution of wearing apparel, especially of under garments.
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It is his image, in marble, standing on duty at the pilot wheel; and worthy to stand and confront criticism, for it represents a man who in life would have stayed there till he burned to a cinder, if duty required it.
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Which epistle Nancy cruelly read aloud to Mary, with a sprightliness and sarcastic humour not excelled by her criticisms of 'the Prophet' in days gone by.
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Over the confused wrecks and remains of the Past, the powerful intellectual life of the Present-Progress-the collision of ideas-the flame of French wit, criticism and the sciences-threw a brilliant light, which, like the sun of earlier ages, illuminated the chaos without making it productive.
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The concern of this preface is with the mistake that was made when 'The Lake' was excluded from the volume entitled 'The Untilled Field,' reducing it to too slight dimensions, for bulk counts; and 'The Lake,' too, in being published in a separate volume lost a great deal in range and power, and criticism was baffled by the division of stories written at the same time and coming out of the same happy inspiration, one that could hardly fail to beget stories in the mind of anybody prone to narrative-the return of a man to his native land, to its people, to memories hidden for years, forgotten, but which rose suddenly out of the darkness, like water out of the earth when a spring is tapped.
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She was interested in everything-in his projected book about the raiders faring forth from the island castles, and now in the source of the Christian River; and he began to meditate a destructive criticism of Mr. Poole's ideas in a letter addressed to the editor of _Illustrated England_, losing heart suddenly, he knew not why, feeling the task to be beyond him.
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Nor did the Halle party confine itself to criticism.
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After the Committee has received sufficient and satisfactory information it shall be silent in regard to the circumstances and his personality, as he has weighty reasons for not wishing to subject himself to criticism.
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It may be pleaded, in criticism of this assertion, that all government is opposed to individualism; that the difference in this respect between Socialism and other forms of civil organization is only one of degree; that we make a surrender of individuality, as well as of liberty, when we consent to live in any organized form of society.
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Examples of Criticism

Example #1
It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
Example #2
For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
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But he could not prevent the suggestion suddenly flashing into his mind that she had thought of herself first and last.
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Well, she had gone, and with all his heart he was glad that she was safe.
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But it seems probable that its burning was simply a mistake.
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Among them was unfortunately the larger portion of the rewritten second part of Dead Souls.