And that would detract
from the especial alarming significance we wish to give to the act.
Peggotty knowing nothing about her, and my mother saying nothing about her, she was quite a mystery in the parlour; and the fact of her having a magazine of jewellers' cotton in her pocket, and sticking the article in her ears in that way, did not detract
from the solemnity of her presence.
You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract
from the vastness--the sense of elemental grandeur.
There is a subplot involving Emily's best friend, Jane, and a girl who bullies Jane about her weight, but this neither adds to nor detracts
from the story.
Answering our critics on their terms detracts
from our ability to advocate for justice on our own terms.
False or inaccurate information not only detracts
from a message, it also puts your credibility at risk.
Part I of the book, which contains almost a half of the chapters, is particularly general and while it raises important issues, students may find that it detracts
from a detailed explanation of what policy analysis and practice actually entails.
If Buckler employs the distracting vocabulary of contemporary literary theory, which often obscures her meaning and detracts
from the book's overall excellence, she nonetheless conveys the sense of complexity and mystery that defines, and always has defined, Saint Petersburg.
Anything that conveys that message detracts
from the integrity and moral authority of the school and its ability to educate students.
The judge said that allowing the Bible of other holy books to be distributed at citizenship ceremonies detracts
from the message of multiculturalism and could be construed as a tacit endorsement of certain religions (National Post, July 7/LifeSite, July 13/CBC, August 17, 2004).
To the contrary, he says, "it is clear that rail transit detracts
from urban livability by far more than it adds.
Unfortunately, the center study's goofball recommendation detracts
from its other very serious discussion of the political nonparticipation of 19 percent of the state's adult population.
Song excerpts, from Bessie Smith to Marvin Gaye, enhance the blues texture, but their infusion into stanzas detracts
from the originality of voice.