Example sentences for: detracting

How can you use “detracting” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Without detracting from the significance of Columbus’s landing on the Bahamas, Newfoundland can lay a just claim to being the true beginning of Europe’s adventure in North America.

  • The general production of the book is poor: the paper has too much “see-through,” causing the type on the back of a page to interfere with the legibility; the type is too gray; the definitions are run into one another, with semicolons in place of definition numbers, making it difficult to distinguish senses and requiring one to read through a long entry before coming to the sense sought; it is almost impossible to discover where a new part of speech begins; subentries of idiomatic phrases and phrasal verbs are given the same prominence as headwords, making them easy to find but detracting from the headword treatment; and the substandard typography has created many loose lines which poor proofreading has failed to catch.

  • Fifth, the rate structures of First Class and Standard A are dissimilar in rather extreme ways, detracting attention from any focus on service.


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