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There is one heavy detraction, however, from the excellence of the Avignonese climate.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Bunglers will not mend matters by blackening the great canvases they can't paint on, nor the impotent become males by detraction.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
It is very absurd to consider criticism that is not always favourable, detraction.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
There was not a word of detraction about any one—nothing to jar on one's impression of him as a refined, noble-hearted man.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
A favorite method of detraction is illustrated by the familiar story (p. 266) of Columbus's egg.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
"I always knew that merit such as I felt I possessed, would force its way, in spite of envy and detraction," he said.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXLII. VOL. LV. APRIL, 1844VARIOUS
(Wretches, you kneel too late,) that have endeavour'd To spout the poison of your black detraction On this immaculate whiteness?
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
I cannot speak it to the worth: all praise I can bestow upon it will appear Envious detraction.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Detraction, which had assailed him during his whole administration, did not spare him even in the moment of resignation.
THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
Tell the next man or woman who speaks about it that scandal and detraction are steps in the ladder down to the devil's kingdom.
GREY TOWNGERALD BALDWIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DETRACTION

  • canards
  • chestnuts
  • clotheslines
  • cock-and-bull stories
  • defamation
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  • exaggerations
  • fabrications
  • falsehoods
  • falsities
  • fibs
  • fictions
  • lies
  • misrepresentations
  • prevarications
  • rigmarole
  • rumors
  • scandals
  • slanders
  • spiels
  • tall stories
  • untruisms
  • untruths
  • yarns
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