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War and Peace
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  • Some ladies, with faces betraying complete forgetfulness of all the rules of decorum, pushed forward to the detriment of their toilets.
  • An army gains a victory, and at once the rights of the conquering nation have increased to the detriment of the defeated.
  • The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children’s interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.

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  • This may sound like an excuse, and perhaps even a little sad, but it’s hard for others to know how consuming one’s arrival in a new land can be, how it will take up every last resource of spirit, which too often can lead to the detriment of most everything else.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • What’s more, they are detrimental to the revolution, so we must oppose them resolutely."
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl

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