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Definitionto 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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