1 She wasn't a girl who could dance and flirt and she wasn't a wife who could sit with other wives and criticize the dancing and flirting girls.
2 Pitty did not wish to criticize but after all-- As for herself, said Pitty, she would rather starve than have such commerce with Yankees.
3 Darling, you mustn't criticize Fanny.
4 Darling, what you do, you always do for a good reason and I love you and trust you and it is not for me to criticize.
5 And I will not permit anyone to criticize you in my hearing.
6 No one has a right to criticize a husband to a wife.
7 I've gotten mighty tired of hearing people criticize you, darling," Melanie said, "and this is the last straw and I'm going to do something about it.
8 She knew, moreover, that if the ladies at Bellomont permitted themselves to criticize her friends openly, it was a proof that they were not afraid of subjecting her to the same treatment behind her back.
9 I don't see why you shouldn't criticize the Jolly Seventeen if you want to.
10 With nine-tenths of her emotion concentrated upon Hugh, she did not criticize shops, streets, acquaintances.
11 Think how much better you can criticize conventional customs if you yourself live up to them, scrupulously.
12 Set the mind and the reason to cock it over the rest, and all they can do is to criticize, and make a deadness.
13 There are instances of persons who, without clear ideas of the things they criticize have yet had clear ideas of the relations of those things.
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14 Anna Pavlovna almost closed her eyes to indicate that neither she nor anyone else had a right to criticize what the Empress desired or was pleased with.
15 Pfuel, always inclined to be irritably sarcastic, was particularly disturbed that day, evidently by the fact that they had dared to inspect and criticize his camp in his absence.