- critical angle,
- critical apparatus,
- critical care unit,
- critical constant
Origin of critic
Examples from the Web for critic
“Every critic encounters one book like that,” was his reply.
But back in the 1990s, that usually took the form of fighting corporate welfare, of which he was an early GOP critic.
Literary pedigree is or should be a valid concern for any writer or for any critic considering that writer.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was the Coltrane “sheets of sound” period (a phrase originated by critic Ira Gitler).
“She follows the war and makes it very much into her business,” noted the critic Harold Bloom.
A critic of the highest order is provided with an Ithuriel spear, which discriminates the sham sentiments from the true.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
Mr. Martin is generally thought of as a critic of social rather than political conditions.Literature in the Making|Various
Again, there was one French critic who took a more singular way still of expressing his opinion.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 3 of 3)|John Doran
One can scarce (scarcely) help smiling at the blindness of this critic.Practical Exercises in English|Huber Gray Buehler
Long before the critic can pronounce upon its merits, it will be found in the hands of thousands.
Word Origin for critic
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."
To understand how the artist felt, however, is not criticism; criticism is an investigation of what the work is good for. ... Criticism ... is a serious and public function; it shows the race assimilating the individual, dividing the immortal from the mortal part of a soul. [George Santayana, "The Life of Reason," 1906]
A perfect judge will read each work of wit
With the same spirit that its author writ;
[Pope, "An Essay on Criticism," 1709]