from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of critic.

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  • noun Archaic spelling of critic.


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  • The critick is the only man whose triumph is without another's pain, and whose greatness does not rise upon another's ruin.

  • Look at the critick on Miss Wellers poems at the bottom of page 255 of the Mirror, [4] and take courage!!

    Letter 98

  • There are several passages entirely new to you, and some which I think you will like, but remember that you are a critick, and have a right (I suppose as great as any of them) to say what you please of it.

    Letter 263

  • (Clarendon, 2006) 1: 294; Johnson's italics credit another "ingenious critick" for the remark

    Notes on 'Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound'

  • I no wantz ta writ jurnal critick bout autism n readin isshoos! ackshully sinc mai team iz borked or awn bacation….

    i iz abowt to - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I understand no less than six languages; yet I protest I have no higher conceit of myself than had our fathers before the confusion of Babel, when there was but one language in the world, and none to boast himself either linguist or critick.

    Religio Medici

  • Cuninghame, the opponent of Bentley as a critick upon Horace.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • That a conjectural critick should often be mistaken, cannot be wonderful, either to others or himself, if it be considered that in his art there is no system, no principal and axiomatical truth that regulates subordinate positions.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • The duty of a collator is indeed dull, yet, like other tedious tasks, is very necessary; but an emendatory critick would ill discharge his duty, without qualities very different from dulness.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • If we endured without praising, respect for the father of our drama might excuse us; but I have seen, in the book of some modern critick, a collection of anomalies which shew that he has corrupted language by every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour.

    Preface to Shakespeare


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