He is so; but then he is wholly uneducated: he is as silent as a Turk, and a kind of ignorant carelessness attends him, which, while it renders his conduct the more astonishing, detracts from
the interest and sympathy which otherwise he would command.
Only in the colour of their skin did they differ materially from us; that is of the appearance of polished ebony, and odd as it may seem for a Southerner to say it, adds to rather than detracts from
their marvellous beauty.
"If, then, the penetrative power of telescopes has not been further increased, it is because that power detracts from
their light; and the moon, which is but a reflecting mirror, does not give back sufficient light to enable us to perceive objects of lesser magnitude."
"Given that the building currently detracts from
the amenity of the area it is not considered necessary or reasonable to attach a condition requiring there to be a contract in place for the new development prior to demolition."
Some would say (though this is not my own personal view) the building which houses our Central Library, detracts from
There is a subplot involving Emily's best friend, Jane, and a girl who bullies Jane about her weight, but this neither adds to nor detracts from
Answering our critics on their terms detracts from
our ability to advocate for justice on our own terms.
False or inaccurate information not only detracts from
a message, it also puts your credibility at risk.
Part I of the book, which contains almost a half of the chapters, is particularly general and while it raises important issues, students may find that it detracts from
a detailed explanation of what policy analysis and practice actually entails.
If Buckler employs the distracting vocabulary of contemporary literary theory, which often obscures her meaning and detracts from
the book's overall excellence, she nonetheless conveys the sense of complexity and mystery that defines, and always has defined, Saint Petersburg.
"Anything that conveys that message detracts from
the integrity and moral authority of the school and its ability to educate students."
The judge said that allowing the Bible of other holy books to be distributed at citizenship ceremonies detracts from
the message of multiculturalism and could be construed as a tacit endorsement of certain religions (National Post, July 7/LifeSite, July 13/CBC, August 17, 2004).
In short, O'Toole writes in his understated conclusion, "rail transit is not the urban savior that its advocates claim." To the contrary, he says, "it is clear that rail transit detracts from
urban livability by far more than it adds."
The banal conversation at the end detracts from
this otherwise engaging work.
Song excerpts, from Bessie Smith to Marvin Gaye, enhance the blues texture, but their infusion into stanzas detracts from
the originality of voice.