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According to her own account, her first critic was her father.

He was a very severe, and often unfair, critic of his predecessors.

"Then give me mine," cries the critic, stretching out his palm.

He was perhaps then, as he was ever, too severe a critic of his own works.

He was a good reader and critic, and his judgment on poetry was to the ground of it.

For one, I confess that I do not know what reply to make to my imaginary European critic.

The fallacy of the argument has been exposed by more than one critic.

He was evidently looked upon as something of a critic in music.

Those are hard hits at the critic, but harder were still to come.

That of his critic was based upon practice and hard experience.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "one who passes judgment," from Middle French critique (14c.), from Latin criticus "a judge, literary critic," from Greek kritikos "able to make judgments," from krinein "to separate, decide" (see crisis). Meaning "one who judges merits of books, plays, etc." is from c.1600. The English word always had overtones of "censurer, faultfinder."

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