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detract from: to spoil the soundness or perfection of

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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.
Not once did I look behind me, since every unnecessary movement in swimming detracts so much from one's endurance speed.
Real purpose of politics is to serve masses but some elements were trying to detract masses by developing a culture of bad calling, criticism and allegations but people of Pakistan have rejected these elements and there is no future of such elements in country's politics,' he added.
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.
The specifically English connotations of the title detract from the fact that AONBs exist not only in England, but also in Wales and Northern Ireland.
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.
You can't fail with plain green leaves as a neutral background that won't detract from the flower.
This democratic installation did, however, detract from the emphasis on spectacle and narrative that has taken on such importance since the mid-'90s, as evident in Marina Abramovic's beautifully made The Lovers, the Great Wall Walk, 1998, or in the sex scene on horseback, candidly filmed in startling, fast-moving close-up, in Rustam Khalfin and Julia Tikhonova's Towards an Understanding of Limitations, 2005.
who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
Councillor Rodney Berman said that the 'inappropriate use' of words should not detract from the event which is staged at the Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday.
His brandishment of many motorists as criminals has done nothing to enhance his reputation at a time when yobs and binge drinking have done much to detract from night life in our towns.