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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAMAGING

I would be a fool to go among them and receive some damaging blow.

That's abominable of you, Socrates; you take the words in the sense which is most damaging to the argument.

So his setting was not merely inharmonious; it was damaging.

Oh, Annesley Beecher, can you not see how you are damaging your own cause?

He felt as though he had been entrapped into a damaging exposure.

Might not the most damaging losses be expected to flow from such trials?

Governor Tod is damaging the old regiments by injudicious promotions.

I become communist or egotist, as is most convenient to the speaker and most damaging to myself.

Some of them thought he had a few good ideas, but was damaging his own case by extremism.

They could not use the ray on the car, for fear of damaging the machinery.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French damagier, from damage (see damage (n.)). Related: Damaged; damaging.

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