1 This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that YOU are the cause of its excess.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 17
2 I wondered how many other clerks there were up-stairs, and whether they all claimed to have the same detrimental mastery of their fellow-creatures.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter XX
3 Some ladies, with faces betraying complete forgetfulness of all the rules of decorum, pushed forward to the detriment of their toilets.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVI
4 An army gains a victory, and at once the rights of the conquering nation have increased to the detriment of the defeated.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 14: CHAPTER I
5 "It's a love of a bonnet, but I prefer the face inside, for it looks young and happy again," and John kissed the smiling face, to the great detriment of the rosebud under the chin.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
6 The proposed tea-drinkings being quite impracticable, I compounded with Miss Lavinia for permission to visit every Saturday afternoon, without detriment to my privileged Sundays.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
7 Society--civilized society, at least--is never very ready to believe anything to the detriment of those who are both rich and fascinating.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 11
8 I have noticed this point the more readily, because I have often found such uncertainty hinder the public business of our own republic, to its detriment and discredit.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV.
9 It is, I suppose, the reaction from the haunting fear which I have had: that this terrible affair and the reopening of his old wound might act detrimentally on Jonathan.