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detract
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Franny and Zooey
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  • (Her married daughter, Boo Boo, had intimated that it might have to be given a coup de grace with a blunt instrument before it was laid away in a wastebasket.) However Oriental the wrapper had originally been designed to look, it didn’t detract an iota from the single, impactful impression that Mrs. Glass, chez elle, made on a certain type of observer.

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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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