critically

Definitions

  • An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
    An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv critically in a critical manner "this must be examined critically"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • Critically At a crisis; at a critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence; as, a fortification critically situated. "Coming critically the night before the session."
    • Critically In a critical manner; with nice discernment; accurately; exactly. "Critically to discern good writers from bad."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • critically In a critical manner; with just discernment of truth or falsehood, propriety or impropriety; with nice scrutiny; accurately; exactly.
    • critically At the crisis; opportunely; in the nick of time.
    • critically In a critical situation, place, or condition; so as to command the crisis.
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Quotations

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    “There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.”
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    “It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.”
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    “Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.”
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    “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.”
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    “Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.”
  • John Updike
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    “Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.”

Idioms

Armchair critic - An armchair critic is someone who offers advice but never shows that they could actually do any better.
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Usage

In literature:

Here criticism is criticism of theology, is two-edged criticism, criticism of Christian and criticism of Jewish theology.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
They addressed poetical epistles to each other, and were, reciprocally, too gentle critics.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
What criticism have you to make and what changes to suggest?
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
Not less fortunate has the poet been in his critics.
"Immortal Memories" by Clement Shorter
There is after all some justification for Guetta's criticism of empirical instruction.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
See the various notions of critics!
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
It is not at all pleasant for me to be egotistical; nor to be criticized for being so.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
Lord Jeffrey, who was cold as a critic, cried over little Nell.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
Keats and Byron were bitterly attacked by the orthodox critics of their generation.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
But as regards Dickens, the same criticism applies to both.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Much of the criticism of the theory, especially by the Germans, rests upon that assumption.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Some of us may still prefer the moderation, the subtlety, the nice discrimination, of the critics of another school.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
First: The book should be thoroughly and critically read.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
She had lured him, but once lured he was master, judge, critic.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Flutterings of curiosity, in the foreign sense of the word, appear amongst us, and it is in these that criticism must look to find its account.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
But it is in criticism, in criticism competently, honestly, and fearlessly applied, that the chief salvation lies.
"Ephemera Critica" by John Churton Collins
He has published Confessions of a Sceptic, '78; Critical Studies, '78; New Critical Studies, '81.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
From criticism no thought is safe, since criticism is thought or the thinking mind itself.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
Biblical criticism, and in some respects more especially Old Testament criticism, is, in all its branches, very largely of modern growth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
I shall not now undertake a criticism of their explanation of demand.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
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In poetry:

Will they be touched with the verisimilitudes?
Their virgin stupidity is untemptable.
I beg you, my friendly critics,
Do not set about to procure me an audience.
"Tenzone" by Ezra Pound
Ye critics wha do grammar ken,
If ye do think that ye can men'
These sapless lines that I have pen'd,
The leaf ye'll turn,
For Nature's fire near the end
Did cease to burn.
"The Miser's Glundie Wife" by Susannah Hawkins
Occasion's the hand which still's moving round,
Till by it the critical hour may be found;
And, when that falls out, it will strike
Kisses,
Strange blisses,
And what you best like.
"The Lover's Clock" by John Suckling
Hence, when she shows her honest face,
And tells her tale with awkward grace,
Importunate to gain a place
Amongst your friends,
To ruthless critics leave her case,
And hail her ends.
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Nor could my Graves mistake the critic's laws,
Till pious Friendship mark'd the pleasing way:
Welcome such error! ever bless'd the cause!
E'en though it led me boundless leagues astray.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
If kin, fame, critics, age, you quote
As fain to thwart and twit,
Just try to feel your wings, and float
Above the scornful kit:—
Oh modern singers, ye who vote
Our times for song unfit?
"Six Studies In Exotic Forms Of Verse" by Emily Pfeiffer

In news:

Greenpeace criticized Apple in April for using dirty energy to power iCloud.
A former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia resigned Tuesday from his new post as chairman of the National Intelligence Council following congressional criticism for comments about the Israeli government and alleged ties to foreign governments.
Not long ago the Chapel Hill Police Department was facing a barrage of criticism for the way it handled a protest by "anti-capitalist" activists.
Against Appropriation A feminist critic takes on the color line and its white transgressors.
You've got to be a hard-core critic to make it through them all.
The terms precision or critical cleaning apply whenever residue can cause a failure in the performance or function of the surface being cleaned.
Adding this protection to the rules will help protect Ohio's most critical water resources, which are essential to public health and economic sustainability.
But critics of President Saleh say he may have purposely let Zinjibar fall in order to distract from the continuing protests against his rule.
I was opening a week's mail—a grim task for a theater critic in August.
Venezuela vote puts 'Chavismo' to critical test.
In his speech, he countered the Republican Party's main criticisms of Mr Obama, heavily emphasizing the president's economic successes and plan for the next four years.
President Ahmadinejad of Iran, speaking at the United Nations, criticized the existing model as unfair, militaristic, and the reason 'uncivilized Zionists' are threatening his country.
Scholar and Critic of Universities.
Courtesy Photo New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz speaks tonight for ArtPrize 2012's Speaker Series.
Hughes, an Australian, was chief art critic for Time and took on art-world darlings Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons.
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In science:

These two phases are separated by a critical loop for a given value of the disorder; as the latter is approached from the weak disorder side, the macroscopic discontinuity vanishes continuously, resulting in a critical point characterized by universal scaling laws [3, 4, 5].
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
Without these terms the action exhibits a non-trivial (non-Gaussian) critical point below the upper critical dimension dc = 6, which can be characterized by a perturbative renormalization group treatment in d = 6 − ε dimensions [4, 14].
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
The uniaxial anisotropy constant K0 may be tuned instead of the disorder width to reach Ising criticality, or along with the disorder width to reach vectorial criticality.
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
By contrast, the equilibrium random anisotropy model displays a lower critical dimension of dc = 4, which is also, if naive power counting is to be believed, the upper critical dimension.
Critical Hysteresis from Random Anisotropy
We find indications of critical behavior (eigenvalue spacing scaling like 1/N 3/4 ) close to θ = π for a specific critical evolution time tc .
Multiplying unitary random matrices - universality and spectral properties
The point b is critical for g t if and only if it is critical for g .
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Although the domain argument gives the correct value of the lower critical dimension, it becomes inconclusive exactly at the lower critical dimension.
Domains and Interfaces in Random Fields
This particular audience is fully familiar with the concept of self organized criticality, wherein some dissipative systems naturally flow to a critical state .
Playing with sandpiles
In our case ξτ ∼ exp(Aξ 1/2 ), which is one manifestation of the critical behavior at the IRFP (i.e. the dynamical exponent formally being z = ∞), and ξ = L for a finite system at criticality.
Scaling of the spin stiffness in random spin-1/2 chains : Crossover from pure-metallic behaviour to random singlet-localized regime
To understand this result, we study the correlation of the critical disorder-forces, η(i, hr c ), defined as the pinning forces on the different points of the critical line.
Universal Statistics of the Critical Depinning Force of Elastic Systems in Random Media
They do not use a general sufficiency condition but compute inequalities using selected critical minors and relating the critical index to a rate of decrease of minors away from the diagonal. d).
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
We have also diagonalized a simpler critical model replacing the critical case of 3D disordered systems to consider the behavior at the borderline from integrability to chaos.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
It is not difficult to see that the critical set of the restriction h|M ∩ V H coincides with the critical set of h (compare Lemma 3.17 in [GT]).
Taut representations of compact simple Lie groups
The critical set of h on ¯N x is the same as its critical set on M = Gx.
Taut representations of compact simple Lie groups
Below this critical density, the ring does not exist, because its radius decreases with power until it merges with the central luminescence spot at the critical density.
Moving Beyond a Simple Model of Luminescence Rings in Quantum Well Structures
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