The firing of Paterno, and his death, should not detract from that.
Abortion-rights advocates by no means seek to detract from LGBT movement or begrudge it victories.
Perry, for his part, wore no headgear that might detract from his wonderful hair.
But the religious iconography did not detract from the excitement brewing in the room.
Clarence Thomas had 48 votes against him, a fact that does not, alas, detract a whit from his votes and opinions.
detract′ive, Detrac′tious, detract′ory, tending to detract: derogatory.
Criticism cannot reach, envy cannot detract from, emulation cannot equal them.
The dropping minutes, however, detract one by one from her individuality and threaten to sink her in her sex entirely.
One would not detract an iota from the achievements of these gallant adventurers.
All this failed to detract from his initial dislike of young Polder.