DETRIMENTAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DETRIMENTAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  causing damage or harm; injurious
Classic Sentence:
1  This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that YOU are the cause of its excess.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get 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 Dickens
Get 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 Tolstoy
Get 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 Tolstoy
Get 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 Alcott
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 Dickens
Get 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 Wilde
Get 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 Machiavelli
Get 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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence:
1  The candidate's acceptance of major financial contributions from a well known racist ultimately proved detrimental to his campaign, for he lost the backing of many of his early grassroots supporters.
2  Jeremy hated his neighbor's unkempt lawn: he thought its neglected appearance had a detrimental effect on neighborhood property values.
3  These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment.
4  Any short-term detriment will be overwhelmed by the long-term utility of a station at Woolwich.
5  The threat to a craft of deep space is that its electronics might be wrecked; radiation slowly displaces atoms in solids, to the detriment of any electronic components those atoms are part of.