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Definitioncausing harm or injury
- Most persons, owing to causes which I may not have space to hint at, suffer moral detriment from this peculiar mode of life.Introductory (39% in)
- Much and deservedly to my own discredit, therefore, and considerably to the detriment of my official conscience, they continued, during my incumbency, to creep about the wharves, and loiter up and down the Custom-House steps.Introductory (27% in)
- I began to grow melancholy and restless; continually prying into my mind, to discover which of its poor properties were gone, and what degree of detriment had already accrued to the remainder.Introductory (88% in)
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