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Let me not be considered as wishing to detract from the merits of the former gentlemen.
Avdotya Romanovna was remarkably good looking; she was tall, strikingly well-proportioned, strong and self-reliant--the latter quality was apparent in every gesture, though it did not in the least detract from the grace and softness of her movements.
Only in the colour of their skin did they differ materially from us; that is of the appearance of polished ebony, and odd as it may seem for a Southerner to say it, adds to rather than detracts from their marvellous beauty.
Not once did I look behind me, since every unnecessary movement in swimming detracts so much from one's endurance speed.
If, then, the penetrative power of telescopes has not been further increased, it is because that power detracts from their light; and the moon, which is but a reflecting mirror, does not give back sufficient light to enable us to perceive objects of lesser magnitude.
He is so; but then he is wholly uneducated: he is as silent as a Turk, and a kind of ignorant carelessness attends him, which, while it renders his conduct the more astonishing, detracts from the interest and sympathy which otherwise he would command.
But the Raith Rovers boss insists neither extreme will detract from the achievement.
Baghdad (NINA) - The Committee of Human Rights in Parliament stressed that it is a constitutional right to demonstrate and nobody has the authority to disable or detract it.
Junior Minister Gerry Kelly said the threat, phoned in to his constituency office yesterday, would in no way detract him from his work as a public representative.
If it's going to detract kids from hanging around I would definitely consider using it," said Richard Baldwin, manager of Asda's Scunthorpe branch.
These illuminate the development of the novel and do not in any way detract from the flow.
The overall effect of the images was to detract from the intended message of caring for the caters.