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detract
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to diminish (reduce the value of something)
  • He was a trifle above the middle size, and apparently rather weak in the legs; but this circumstance by no means detracted from his own admiration of his top-boots, which he contemplated, in their elevated situation, with lively satisfaction.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (16% in)
  • I offer you, now, no distinction among a bustling crowd; no mingling with a world of malice and detraction, where the blood is called into honest cheeks by aught but real disgrace and shame; but a home—a heart and home—yes, dearest Rose, and those, and those alone, are all I have to offer.'
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (92% in)

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