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use "detract" in a sentence

The university's older Georgian brick edifices lend an air of history and purpose to the campus, while some of the modernist-style structures built in the high growth 1960's and 1970's detract from the campus' otherwise pleasing aesthetic.

The city has begun a process to demolish the over
would not be so far-fetched.

Their relationship was forever changed when, during the test of a gamma radiation bomb, Bruce was struck by the full force of the detonation and became the Hulk.

Overhead cover on flanks is used for ammunition storage, to protect rounds from the elements, and to guard against sympathetic detonation.

Yaw (oscillations), begun at the time of missile detonation, continue decreasingly until the end of the minute 44 second portion of the tape.

This sometimes requires a lower compression ratio be used, to allow a wider mapping of ignition timing advance before detonation occurs (for a given fuel's octane rating).

The rich mixture maintained near the spark plugs reduced detonation allowing higher compression ratios or supercharger boost.

Jetley's contribution was also admired in the raising of the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory for research in the field of transient Phenomenon involving detonation of explosives.

In practice the flash did not always ignite the fuze, and the amount of fuze compound to burn for the right time before detonation could not be determined reliably.

Even without the partial nuclear detonation feared by the RAF, there was "a risk of catastrophe" PRO.

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