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critic

a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc.
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It is felt that distinctness and energy may have weight in recommending the most solid truths; and besides, there is more general observation and taste, a more critical knowledge diffused than formerly; in every congregation there is a larger proportion who know a little of the matter, and who can judge and criticise.
This folio of four pages, happy work Which not even critics criticise," when I felt my attention somewhat aroused by the paragraph which follows :
But Pandora was greatly interested; she thought the Capitol very fine; it was easy to criticise the details, but as a whole it was the most impressive building she had ever seen.
I told her I was afraid I hadn't been fair to her-- hadn't always understood how hard it must have been for her here, alone among so many people who were relations and yet strangers; who felt the right to criticise, and yet didn't always know the circumstances.
If you criticise a fine genius, the odds are that you are out of your reckoning, and instead of the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.
The festival, the ambassadors, Coppenole, the Pope of the Fools, are in all mouths; they vie with each other, each trying to criticise it best and laugh the most.
Though he had thrown on one side the Christian dogmas it never occurred to him to criticise the Christian ethics; he accepted the Christian virtues, and indeed thought it fine to practise them for their own sake, without a thought of reward or punishment.
As a rule, the place to criticise the South, when criticism is necessary, is in the South--not in Boston.
Some people were heard to criticise the performance as a romp; to others it was the most enjoyable part of the evening.
be careful how you criticise your neighbors," spoke a rasping voice near by.
Some are, and some are not," he answered; "but I never criticise my friends.
It is more interesting to compare than to criticise.