Examples of detriment in a Sentence
opponents of casino gambling claim that it is a detriment to society at large
the requirement that runners wear shoes for the race worked to his detriment since he was used to running barefoot
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Solo brass blazed with clarity in Bernstein’s big-band passages, but to the detriment of the whole ensemble’s balance in unwieldy scenes like the dance at the gym.
Throughout the state, wardens are spending a much higher percentage of their time in parks to the detriment of their traditional coverage, said Doug Hoskins of Muskego, retired DNR warden supervisor.
The Premier League’s strength has been to the detriment of the national team since its inception in 1992-93 as foreign imports have taken the places of homegrown players.
Although this approach has often resulted in the detriment of effective defending, two team's that live to outscore their opponents - Real Madrid and Liverpool - will face each other in the Champions League final.
In a meeting, neighbors also mentioned a common critique of sober living homes: that the profitable business can attract bad actors only out for a profit, to the detriment of people looking to truly recover from addiction.
Meanwhile, the men who mock Crews are participating in the theater of masculine performance to the detriment of their own—and other men’s—healing.
That’s somewhat to the detriment of Lilly’s role as Hope, who, in lieu of meaningful character development, has been gifted her own superheroic identity, the Wasp, complete with svelte shrinking suit and fluttering wings.
The families criticize the board for an ineffective response and also say the board has focused on Stoneman Douglas to the detriment of its other campuses.
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Origin and Etymology of detriment
DETRIMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detriment for English Language Learners
: something that will cause damage or injury to something or someone
: the act of causing damage or injury to something or someone
DETRIMENT Defined for Kids
legal Definition of detriment
detrimentalplay \ˌde-trə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective
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