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causing to decrease in importance or value

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5) Finally, Said's view of Naipaul as "a kind of belated Kipling," (6) aside from its apparent ignorance of Naipaul's detractive critique of Kipling (which appeared as "Theatrical Natives" fifteen years before Said's article in the same publication, The New Statesman) is, I believe, a gross simplification of Naipaul's complex understanding of colonialism.
That said, Gomez are also susceptible to pointless and detractive bouts of self-indulgent jamming, which really do them no favours at all.
While many continue to focus upon the potential detractive impact of DVRs, consumer attitudes reveal significant opportunities to help drive television advertising dollars," said Lee Smith, president and COO, of InsightExpress.
In the interest of public health and social responsibility, as well as dramatic veracity, the medically detractive effects of smoking could be outlined in the concept of the most popular soap operas, as well as the sensationalist hospital melodramas, to illustrate the stark consequences of tobacco dependency.
The detractive multi-focal focusing effect and the phase of the optical field, the stochastic quantization of locally supersymmmetric models, and the effect of convection on wavelet estimation for a multi-dimensional acoustic earth are among the five topics addressed by physicists and mathematicians from a wide scattering of countries.