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Sample sentences for the GRE study word detrimental

detrimental can be used as a adj

1.This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that YOU are the cause of its excess. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
2.I wondered how many other clerks there were up-stairs, and whether they all claimed to have the same detrimental mastery of their fellow-creatures. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3.The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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