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detract
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Middlemarch
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  • "I regretted it especially," he resumed, taking the usual course from detraction to insincere eulogy, "because of my gratitude and respect towards my cousin.

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  • I think she’s made a good case. I can neither add to it nor detract from it.
  • Her bad manners detract from her good character

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