Usage examples for damaging

  1. The stranger, ignorant of Naples, will perhaps set down this fact, pleased to discover a trace of history yet lingering in the recollection of the people, and will cherish it carefully until he is told the same tale at Castel Capuano, on the other side of the city, with the addition of certain particulars which, by our narrow northern way of thinking, are damaging to Queen Giovanna's character. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  2. One day the chimney of his house went on fire, and being drenched with water, the soot and water together succeeded in damaging an eight- day clock that stood in his kitchen. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  3. Rupert leaped at the damaging admission. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  4. In the course of his evidence he made several attempts to introduce damaging facts as to Birchill's past, but Mr. Holymead protested to the judge. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  5. Even at the risk of damaging various things in the pockets, I stamp upon the coat; - then lift it up with the expectation of finding the creature dead. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn