But, not to detract from
a nation, to which, during my life, I shall acknowledge myself extremely obliged, it must be allowed, that whatever this famous tower wants in height, is amply made up in beauty and strength: for the walls are near a hundred feet thick, built of hewn stone, whereof each is about forty feet square, and adorned on all sides with statues of gods and emperors, cut in marble, larger than the life, placed in their several niches.
Your picture is so fine that my observation cannot detract from
it, and, besides, it is only my personal opinion.
Morison was one that was not at all calculated to detract from
the glory of the house of Baynes, or from that of its representative.
Nor will it detract from
the interest they will all feel when they learn that the man whom madame entertained is a Russian servant--her brother's valet, to be quite exact.
And that would detract from
the especial alarming significance we wish to give to the act.
Peggotty knowing nothing about her, and my mother saying nothing about her, she was quite a mystery in the parlour; and the fact of her having a magazine of jewellers' cotton in her pocket, and sticking the article in her ears in that way, did not detract from
the solemnity of her presence.
You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from
the vastness--the sense of elemental grandeur.
Let me not be considered as wishing to detract from
the merits of the former gentlemen.
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.
Avdotya Romanovna was remarkably good looking; she was tall, strikingly well-proportioned, strong and self-reliant--the latter quality was apparent in every gesture, though it did not in the least detract from
the grace and softness of her movements.
All these gates were strong, and also handsome, which does not detract from
But the Raith Rovers boss insists neither extreme will detract from