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 Meanings and Examples of CRITICAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
critical
 a.  urgently needed; absolutely necessary; essential; acute; crucial; decisive
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
1  Miss Bart's immediate answer was to address a critical glance to the reflection of the countenance under discussion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
2  When she was most ardently singing hymns or planning deviltry she yet seemed gently aloof and critical.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  I need young critical things like you to punch me up.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  But at this critical instant a sudden exclamation was heard that took every eye from the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
5  But this critical act is not always unattended with the saddest and most fatal casualties.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
6  This was a critical time in Jurgis' life, and if he had been a weaker man he would have gone the way the rest did.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
7  Each moment, however, pressed upon him a conviction of the critical situation in which he had suffered his invaluable trust to be involved through his own confidence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
8  Further words were unnecessary; for Hawkeye, merely uttering the mandate to "follow," moved along the route by which they had just entered their present critical and even dangerous situation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
9  Breathless with amazement, and heavily oppressed with the critical situation of his friend, Heyward recoiled before the look, trembling lest its meaning might, in some unknown manner, hasten the prisoner's fate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
10  Frequently over this tumult could be heard the grim jokes of the critical veterans; but the retreating men apparently were not even conscious of the presence of an audience.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  He puckered his mouth with a critical air.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
12  They were like critical shepherds, struggling with sheep.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  As she was also so white as not to be known as of colored lineage, without a critical survey, and her child was white also, it was much easier for her to pass on unsuspected.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  It's true," said St. Clare, "that Eva is very delicate, that I always knew; and that she has grown so rapidly as to exhaust her strength; and that her situation is critical.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  The plot was for Snowball, at the critical moment, to give the signal for flight and leave the field to the enemy.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  This courageous and subversive movie has attracted widespread critical support.
17  Many economists are critical of the government's economic policies.
18  He is very temperamental and critical.
19  Some parents were critical of attempts to indoctrinate children in green ideology.
20  She has written a major critical appraisal/study of Saul Bellow's novels.
21  The report was sharply critical of the police.
22  We are at a critical time in history.
23  The first chapter presents a critical review of the existing nursery education system.
24  Only in this way can the critical mass of participation be reached.
25  Tom's mother was highly critical of the school's approach.
26  She became openly critical of party policy.
27  Her latest novel has won great critical acclaim.
28  He made some highly critical remarks.
29  Go through your shopping list with a critical eye for foods with a high fat content.
30  Angela Bassett has won critical acclaim for her excellent performance.