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detrimental
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David Copperfield
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  • I felt the greatest admiration for the virtues of this young lady; and, honestly with the view of doing my best to prevent the good-nature of Traddles from being imposed upon, to the detriment of their joint prospects in life, inquired how Mr. Micawber was?
  • The proposed tea-drinkings being quite impracticable, I compounded with Miss Lavinia for permission to visit every Saturday afternoon, without detriment to my privileged Sundays.

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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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