critical period

  1. psychol a period in a lifetime during which a specific stage of development usually occurs. If it fails to do so, it cannot readily occur afterwards

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How to use critical period in a sentence

  • Harry Harrison came forward at this critical period of the minstrel enterprise and took upon himself the management.

    Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
  • His wife accompanied him, and now there began for them the culminating and most critical period of their lives.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • The government whips did not like it; at such a critical period too, when it was necessary to keep the Dissenters up to the mark!

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli