Every detractor , accuser, finger-pointer, critic, opponent, enemy, investigator was faced down and confronted by a politician who seemed to be made of pure granite.
The ulterior motive of this salvo seemed to be a two-fingered assault on United's recent detractors .
Every public project has its detractors , and the air fills to the sound of axes grinding every time Holyrood is mentioned.
After all, fans and detractors are equally anonymous on the internet.
We can do as well as our detractors do: there is no magic in their success, nor inevitability in our humiliation.
In the print world, it's safe to say, making sure that one's detractors are heard is much rarer.
Because if I'm going to fly in the face of possible detractors I'd prefer to do it with pretty hair.
Of course, detractors and critics emerged instantaneously out of the woodwork.
My detractors never acknowledge that their resentment comes from a place of their own inadequacy.
The racing of horses therefore has a long and mostly honourable tradition, but the sport has always had its detractors .