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  • n. Plural form of hypercritic.


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  • Gioacchino; certain hypercritics have tried to prove that he never wrote anything.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • There were keen excitement and heavy stakes on the present event; the betting had never stood still a second in Town or the Shires; and even the "knowing ones," the worshipers of the "flat" alone, the professionals who ran down gentlemen races and the hypercritics who affirmed that there is not such

    Under Two Flags

  • I shall not please those hypercritics who subject the sacred writings to an arbitrary subtilty, at once superrational and sophistical; nor those, on the other hand, who believe that here all criticism -- or at least all criticism on internal grounds -- cometh of evil.

    The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement.

  • Nor was there a fault within the oval of her face upon which the hypercritics of mature age could set a finger.

    The Duke's Children

  • Now, my introduction of this, in the middle of my narrative, is what the hypercritics call a Parenthesis, which certainly betrays no superficial portion of literary perusal on my part, if you could at all but understand it as well as Father Finnerty, our

    Going to Maynooth Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • But to such hypercritics I shall not say ************.

    Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W--y M--e

  • It is worth our consideration a little, to examine how much these hypercritics in English poetry differ from the opinion of the Greek and Latin judges of antiquity; from the Italians and French, who have succeeded them; and, indeed, from the general taste and approbation of all ages.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 05

  • Or what hypercritics saw as a further deferential bob in Riyadh last June, when the president leaned forward so the shorter king could confer on him the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, a chunky necklace that Obama took off within seconds.

    NPR Topics: News

  • When, in a melo-drama, the bride is placing her foot upon the first step of the altar, and Ruffi_aa_no tears her away, far from the grasp of her lover; when a rich uncle in a farce dies to oblige a starving author in a garret; when, two rivals duellise with toasting-forks; when such things are plotted and acted in the theatre, hypercritics murmur at their improbability; but compare them with the haps of the drama off the stage, and they become the veriest of commonplaces.

    Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 1, July 31, 1841


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