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characterized by careful and exact evaluation

so serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

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marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

urgently needed

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forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

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In her forward to The Skin of Our Teeth, Vogel looks to Wilder for both critical distance and aesthetic inspiration, revising his belief in progress into a belief in hope:
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In his dedication to faithfully and accurately telling their story, however, sometimes it becomes unclear whether he has established sufficient critical distance for the sake of his readers.
In combination, Barth and Rosenzweig show us that communally and theologically thick Jewish and Christian lives--lives of repentance--can allow for religious participation in the public sphere while maintaining the critical distance needed for prophetic speech.
Hence, the "critical distance" defines the boundary between the direct and reverberant fields, and the location of the critical distance will be controlled by both the directivity of the speaker over its operating range and the reflectivity of the room boundaries.
This is especially so in the chapter on the Bernstein Mass, perhaps because Peress lacks critical distance.
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Making design and technology play together is something that could bring our industry that critical distance closer to the consumer that we have always wanted," he pointed out.
There is always a delicate balance between critical distance and insider access.
This aids us spiritually by encouraging a critical distance from them and the brands they advertise, allowing us to check their influence on our imaginations.
As a result, Thunder Rolling in the Mountains offered no ambiguity, no counterpoint, and no critical distance, resulting in a piece that posed no questions and showed no new insight.
But that very background gives him a critical distance from his subject.
Scholars in this situation are then positioned to absorb Strauss's insights while still maintaining a certain critical distance.
Meanwhile, the confessional Lutheran theologians stood at a critical distance to the innovative positions of Holl, Hirsch, Barth and Gogarten.
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