France, Spain and the Empire were competing with each other in power to the detriment of smaller states.
For the theoretical side he read all the text-books which he could find, somewhat to the detriment of his ordinary school studies.
The Hyksos, in whom Josephus recognized the children of Israel, worshipped their own Syrian deity, identifying him with the Egyptian god Seth, and endeavoured to establish his cult throughout Egypt to the detriment of the native gods.
He later claimed that he had suffered a detriment for raising the complaint.
An army gains a victory, and at once the rights of the conquering nation have increased to the detriment of the defeated.