There was much public criticism directed at the senator.
In this job you need to be able to take criticism.
I asked my sister for some constructive criticism of my essay before I tried to revise it.
I had one minor criticism about her design.
Recent Examples on the WebThe Indian government has become increasingly aggressive in restricting online criticism and dissent, frequently ordering social media companies to take down posts and blocking the internet altogether in areas with significant dissension.—Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Japan started releasing the water from the plant into the ocean last month, drawing strong criticism from China.—Fox News, 26 Sep. 2023 The California Supreme Court declined to block the program from going into effect and the Center declined to comment on its criticisms to ABC News.—Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 25 Sep. 2023 After all, her first artistic love was Nan Goldin, the iconic photographer best known for documentations of the LGBTQ community, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and, more recently, her outspoken criticisms of art institutions accepting funds from Big Pharma donors.—Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2023 The sibling pair have taken the criticism in stride.—Anneke Knot, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 Create a safe, open space where individuals can freely express their emotions and thoughts without fearing criticism or judgment.—Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Sep. 2023 The ban, part of a public health order aimed at reducing gun violence, was met with legal challenges and criticism, and a federal judge has blocked it.—Alex Sundby, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 The deal has already opened Biden to fresh criticism from Republicans and others who say the administration is helping boost the Iranian economy at a time when Iran poses a growing threat to American troops and Mideast allies.—Jon Gambrell, ajc, 19 Sep. 2023 See More
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