To find fault

to find reason for blaming or complaining; to express dissatisfaction; to complain; - followed by with before the thing complained of; but formerly by at.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).

See also: Fault

References in classic literature ?
But that sort of conduct is to the world's credit; therefore it is not well to find fault with it.
This work may, indeed, be considered as a great creation of our own; and for a little reptile of a critic to presume to find fault with any of its parts, without knowing the manner in which the whole is connected, and before he comes to the final catastrophe, is a most presumptuous absurdity.
Knightley loves to find fault with me, you know in a jokeit is all a joke.
The very next morning he began to be irritable, and seemed doing his best to find fault with his brother, attacking him on his tenderest points.
And as for the farm, if anything turns out wrong, as it can't but do in these times, there's nothing kills a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
Oh, don't say so, Priscilla," said Nancy, repenting that she had called forth this outburst; "nobody has any occasion to find fault with Godfrey.
Do not find fault child," said Euryclea, "when there is no one to find fault with.
It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition.
Zenobia, though doubtful of the girl's efficiency, was tempted by the freedom to find fault without much risk of losing her; and so Mattie came to Starkfield.
When mentioned, as with the gas exploration contracts, it was to find fault.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday condemned the Opposition's criticism of the Centre's move to end the Haj subsidy, saying that it's their habit to find fault in every decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
This is not the time to find fault on anyone, particularly those involved in the Marawi operations.