One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘When I buy Frank magazine and pass it around, I am doing evil for I am sharing in the sin of detraction and calumny.’
- ‘These small detractions don't stop Raimi's film from being a superlative movie, a rare sequel that betters its predecessor, a rare blockbuster that has an emotional heart.’
- ‘The proposals include no detraction from the archaeology as this has been, and will be carefully researched, preserved, and protected.’
- ‘Although the executive committee said that all these entries had good points, they felt that each had enough detractions to deny them the award.’
- ‘Really the only minor detraction was the bizarre insistence at the gates that any bottled drinks had to have the caps taken off, and thrown away.’
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