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used in David Copperfield

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to diminish (reduce the value of something)
  • 'Never say I detracted from her!'
    Chapters 19-21 (73% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 1-3 (21% in)

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