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If you decide to go for variegated leaves, plant with large blooms as a pattern of yellow or white and green can detract from small-flowered plants.
Councillor Berman, who is Jewish, said: 'We should not allow what is a trivial matter to detract from the event which is about learning from the mistakes of the past.
The jury commended the boldness yet delicacy of the light-filled oval structures, which in no way detract from their fine setting, but gently add to the precious cityscape.
Miliwork wall base features a smooth, nonfading surface with no knots or grain to detract from its appearance.
But Justice Schnall noted that "the fact that the parents believe that they strike their children out of love, and that they are obliged to do so because of the teachings of the Bible as interpreted by their Church, does not detract from the view that excessive force cannot be condoned, under any circumstances.
The planned park on Horseshoe Shoals in Nantucket Sound has drawn criticism from local officials who feel that the site will detract from the natural beauty of the region and commercial fishermen who fear damage to a prime fishing area.
The fact that the Iranian state has maintained many of its authoritarian and arbitrary tendencies should not detract from this fact about t he fundamental change in the structure of authority and its relations to the society.
On the other hand, the selectmen worried that allowing such a variety of unattended structures -- and livestock -- to clutter the Green would disturb the historic ambiance of the area and detract from the residents' and tourists' experience of the town.
Her research at American University Law School's Project on Gender, Work, and Family demonstrates how, even today, sexually biased attitudes about who should do certain kinds of work not only perpetuate a wage gap, but interfere with productive and satisfying work experiences and detract from family life.
Still, this minor weakness should not detract from the value of this book for providing a good portrait of twentieth-century Baptist life.
The overgrown areas are thought to detract from new investments in the city.
Those familiar with Charles Moore's performance of the dance on the videotape Black Dance in America might find an unexpected haughtiness in Harris's sharp head gestures, but these barely detract from the elegance of a performance that encapsulates the strengths of the company.