to the detriment of


: in a way that is harmful to (someone or something)
He puts all his time into his career, to the detriment of his personal life.

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Recent Examples on the Web His funeral marked the apotheosis of Allende the democrat to the detriment of the revolutionary, who was sanitized, drained of all subversive, disorderly traits, and comfortably incorporated into the national pantheon. Ariel Dorfman, The New York Review of Books, 31 Aug. 2023 Over the past century, however, land managers have suppressed natural fire to the detriment of such iconic species as the pitch pine, which evolved to prosper in droughty, acidic and fire-prone conditions. Jane Braxton Little, Scientific American, 23 Aug. 2023 This has meant reducing the frequency of presidential diplomacy that characterized much of the Trump era, often to the detriment of relations. Asli Aydintasbas, Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2023 But given the history of female directors in Hollywood, Greta Gerwig had better hope her next movie either makes $2 billion or wins seven Oscars; otherwise, her career will be seen as devolving, to the detriment of rising female directors. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Sonos Roam definitely delivers that type of sound — perhaps to the detriment of the audio quality of podcasts and audiobooks. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 27 Apr. 2023 Hinton’s basic message was that AI could potentially get out of control, to the detriment of humanity. WIRED, 11 Aug. 2023 There is no hiding that its five-year-old agreement with Beijing has served Chinese Communist Party interests, to the detriment of the Vatican’s and those of Chinese Catholics. Nina Shea, National Review, 6 Aug. 2023 Then, of course, there were the fireworks when Kiffin pointed out Paul Finebaum continues to motivate Saban to the detriment of the other teams in the league. Mark Heim |, al, 20 July 2023 See More

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“To the detriment of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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