1 Nor will it at all detract from him, dramatically regarded, if either by birth or other circumstances, he have what seems a half wilful overruling morbidness at the bottom of his nature.
2 She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
3 Your picture is so fine that my observation cannot detract from it, and, besides, it is only my personal opinion.
4 They roamed at large on the undulations of Egdon, but in numbers too few to detract much from the solitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
5 They were warmly clad, but with so much maternal art that the thickness of the stuffs did not detract from the coquetry of arrangement.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
6 All this, it is true, detracted nothing from the angelic charms of the young girl of the Luxembourg.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
7 The prosiness of the originators detracted nothing from the bravery of the movement.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—DISORDER A PARTISAN OF ORDER
8 That Thenardier was a villain detracted nothing from the fact that he had saved Colonel Pontmercy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—TWO MEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
9 The king was dull and appeared ill, which detracted a little from his usual lofty bearing.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 40 A TERRIBLE VISION
10 But this detracted little from its interest, which lay in the excellent fuel it provided for newly kindled fervour.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
11 I assure you that it has not detracted in the tiniest iota from your appearance.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES