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This misfortune gave another opportunity to his detractors, and again the Emperor lent his authority to their false accusations.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He defied all detractors in the most uncompromising way: they were liars and slanderers, and he only wished he knew their names.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
Already that influence was at work, and Elizabeth had many detractors among those of the stricter persuasion.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
He had his enemies and detractors, but the spontaneous outburst of feeling at his death proved his hold on the popular heart.
REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
In his misery Abélard called on God for help,--his first great advance in that piety which detractors depreciated.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
Milton, of course, whom my detractors say I condemn without due circumspection.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
The accession of the new king brought matters to a head, and Glinski demanded justice between himself and his detractors.
THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIREHECTOR H. MUNRO
He stands unsmirched by the mud thrown by his detractors; he stands undamaged even by the adulation of his admirers.
RICHARD WAGNERJOHN F. RUNCIMAN
He did it—with a double vengeance: he made the detractors come to his knees and he made a fortune out of them—them alone.
RICHARD WAGNERJOHN F. RUNCIMAN
The scoffers and detractors, naturally enough, were those people who had the least amount of psi ability.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH

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